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Ridge sidelines Tyrone girls volleyball team

The Tyrone girls volleyball team traveled to Martinsburg for a first round District VI-AA match against Chestnut Ridge at Central High School Gymnasium.
With the Lady Eagles getting off to a slow start, Chestnut Ridge took the first game 25-15. The final three games were a war between the two Double-A schools with the Lady Lions prevailing 25-22, 19-25 and 25-14 to sideline the Lady Eagles and move on to a Thursday quarterfinal match against the winner of Tuesday night’s matchup of Bald Eagle Area and Richland.
Kim Cherry tallied 25 assists for the Lady Eagles, who finish 18-12 overall and 9-5 in the MAC Division II. Emily Lloyd had 10 digs and six kills, and Lindsey Christine had 10 service points and Ashley Roth added eight service points.
“We finished the regular season with a really tough run,” explained Tyrone coach Dave Eckberg. “We had Huntingdon, Bellwood-Antis, Bald Eagle Area and Philipsburg-Os
ceola (all but P-O qualified for district playoffs in their respective classifications). But that shouldn’t diminish what our girls accomplished this year. We won 18 matches and we finished third in our section in the MAC, the highest we have finished, since the league was restructured. Most people don’t realize how hard the girls have been working all season.
“We started out flat against Chestnut Ridge. We got there late and didn’t have much time to warm up. After winning the third game, I thought we were back, but then we started to make a few mistakes and that took us out of our game.”