No. 20 Lady Eagles soar into District 26A action unbeaten

Milano mashes Holland, Buckholts in openers

Desiree Adrian registered 12 kills in Milano’s win over Holland. 
Reporter/Marie Bakken Desiree Adrian registered 12 kills in Milano’s win over Holland. Reporter/Marie Bakken Milano’s No. 20 ranked Lady Eagles volleyball team is sitting undefeated in district play after defeating Buckholts and Holland this week.

In 26A action on Tuesday night at Geneva Paceley Gym, Milano defeated a scrappy Buckholts team in straight sets 25-16, 25- 11, 25-18.

The Lady Eagles struggled with several passing and serving errors on the night. They are now 16-8 overall and 2-0 in league play.

Stonie Guthrie recorded 23 kills and Kiersten Bastow 20 assists to lead Milano. Hayleigh Lagrone set 14 assists, Kelly Wadlington had 11 digs and Desiree Adrian smashed 10 kills.

Lyndsie Gray had four digs, Brittany Barnett recorded three kills and Raighley Shaw had a block.

The Lady Eagles opened up league play on Saturday by hosting Holland.

Milano swept the Lady Hornets in three sets 25-8, 25-11, 25-17. It was the first home game for the Lady Eagles since Aug. 16.

The team was led by Stonie Guthrie who had 15 kills, one assists, two digs and two aces and Desiree Adrian had 12 kills, four aces, two digs and two assists. Kiersten Bastow set 18 assists and had seven digs and one ace.

“I was happy with the way we played. I thought the girls were focused and ready to play,” Milano veteran coach Wendy King said about her team’s district opener. “The first two games looked real good and I think we did lose a little focus in game three but overall I was very pleased. I especially thought Kiersten (Bastow) and Desiree (Adrian) brought some good leadership and focus.”

The Lady Eagles will hit the road on Saturday to face Bartlett starting at 1 p.m. The girls will then host Georgetown Gateway on Tuesday, Sept. 20 starting at 5 p.m.

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