Lady Trojans vs Howells Dodge

Wakefield opened its homecoming week with a loss to a 10-1 Howells-Dodge team in straight sets and a 3-1 set win over Pender later in the week.

 Against the Lady Pendragons, the Lady Trojans appeared to be heading for a sweep with wins of 25-14 and 25-13 in the opening two sets in the best-of-five-sets match before Pender came back to take set three, 25-16.

 "We took care of our business against a pretty good Pender team," Wakefield coach Brittany Eisenmann said. "After we took control of the match in the first two sets, we battled back in the fourth set after Pender took set three."

 The Lady Trojans came storming back in the fourth and what ended up the final set with a 25-19 win to even their record at 7-7 on the season.

 "I really like the way we came back," Eisenmann said.

 Makenna Decker paced the Wakefield offense with 10 kills, Alex Arenas hit eight as did Daveigh Munter-McAffee.

 Jordan Metzler slammed six winners and hit a double-double with 19 digs and 23 assists.

 Alli Brown had three kills as did Destiny Helzer.

 Arenas had 23 digs, and a couple of ace serves, Olivia Donner recorded nine digs and nine assists. Katie Borg contributed nine digs.

 Howells-Dodge swept Wakefield but not before the Lady Trojans made them work in the second  set with the final 25-10, 25-23, 25-12 win for the Lady Jaguars.

 "We went into that match without a lot of pressure," Eisenmann said. "They are a very good team and we felt like we had nothing to lose - we need to worry about playing our game and not worry about the opponent."


WAKEFIELD DEFEATS PENDER 25-14, 25-13, 16-25 and 25-19.

 WAKEFIELD (7-7) Alex Arenas 8k, 2a, 23d; Makenna Decker 10k, 1b, 2d; Alli Brown 3k, 4b, 1d, 1s; Jordan Metzler 6k, 19d, 23s; Daveigh Munter-McAffee 8k, 1b, 5d; Destiny Helzer 3k, 5d; Aishah Valenzuela 1a, 18d; Katie Borg 2a, 9d; Olivia Donner 9d, 9s.



 WAKEFIELD: Donner 1a, 6s; Valenzuela 1a, 16d; Borg 2d; A. Arenas 3k, 12d; Decker 2k, 1b, 1d; Brown 1k, 2a, 2d; Metzler 4k, 7d, 5s; Munter-McAffee 1k, 1b, 1d; Helzer 2k, 5d.