By Cassidy Craig
The Maclay Marauders (4-2) suffered a disappointing 3-1 set loss to their rival the Chiles Timberwolves (5-4) last night at Chiles High School. The Marauders started out slow, losing the first two sets (25-14, 25-22) to the Timberwolves. By the third set, however, the Marauders were able to gain momentum to defeat the Timberwolves 25-22. The fourth and final set came to a close with a 25-18 win by the Timberwolves.
“It was a tough loss. We didn’t have as much energy as compared to when we played Chiles at home,” said Allie Suber, the senior setter for Maclay. The Marauders had defeated the Timberwolves earlier in the season on Aug. 25 for Maclay’s first home game. Suber had 13 assists and 3 aces last night against the Timberwolves.
Jewel Strawberry, a sophomore outside hitter, had 13 kills against the Timberwolves. Strawberry had an additional 19 digs for the Marauders.
“Jewel is always doing her job to the best of her ability. She continues to play her game even when others get down, and she pushes us to win a set, which is exactly what we needed last night,” said Lauryn Parker, a sophomore middle blocker.
Strawberry was not the only player with 13 kills last night. Junior middle blocker, Melanie Canfield, tied with Strawberry for kills. Canfield also finished the game with 7 blocks for Maclay. Mary Frances Daniel, the junior libero, had 22 digs against the Timberwolves. Sophomore setter, Siena Kole, had 14 assists for the Marauders.
The Marauders continue this weekend in the Battle of the Borders tournament at Maclay.