by Adelay Martin, UHS Sports Media Reporter
On Tuesday, September 1, the Lady Eagle Volleyball team opened their 2020 season at Erie with non-league play against the Erie Red Devils and the Girard Trojans. Both the Varsity and JV teams were defeated by the other two teams.
On the JV end, Erie defeated Uniontown in three matches with scores of 25-19, 21-25, and 15-8. We were also defeated by Girard in two matches with scores of 25-14 and 25-18. Alexis Herring lead the team in points, earning a total of 14 across all five matches.
The Varsity team lost to Erie in three matches with scores of 25-16, 24-26, and 25-16. Bri Stokes lead in points and assists, garnering 7 and 6 respectively. Danielle Howard was 21/22 on attacks and had 5 kills, while Karleigh Schoenberger was 13/15 on attacks and had 3 kills. Girard won against the Lady Eagles in two matches, both ending with scores of 25-19. Danielle scored 7 points, was 11/12 on attacks, and had 2 kills. Karleigh also had 2 kills, and was 6/8 on attacks. Bri Stokes had 2 assists.
“Even though we came out with losses, we are very proud of the way the girls played. They have worked hard for the past two weeks in practice and we needed to see how we looked against another team. We will continue to work on correcting parts of our game, and get better each time we step out on the court,” says Coach Hall.
Thursday, September 3 saw the Lady Eagles headed to Fredonia to play against Sedan and Fredonia. The JV lost all six of their matches, but the scores were incredibly close. Varsity won their four matches, bringing their season record to 2-2.
The JV played two Fredonia teams, losing to the first with scores of 25-23 and 25-22. Rylee Coulter lead this game with 11 points. The second Fredonia team won in two matches with scores of 26-24 and 25-20. Skyler Coulter scored 5 points total. Sedan also defeated the Eagles in two matches, the scores being 25-15 and 25-19. Brooklyn Dreisbach lead with 5 points.
The Varsity Lady Eagles beat Fredonia in two matches with scores of 25-14 and 25-21. Danielle Howard lead with 10 points. She was also 9/12 on attacks and had 3 kills. Gwenyth Fry was 8/9 on attacks, and Bri Stokes had 5 assists. Uniontown also defeated Sedan in two matches, the final scores being 25-15 and 25-14. Paige Mason scored 16 points. Danielle was 14/14 on attacks and had 4 kills, while Karleigh Schoenberger was 9/10 on attacks with 2 kills. Bri Stokes once again lead in assists, garnering 4 total in these games.
Coach Hall said, “All teams played very well. Adjustments that were made seemed to work, so we will continue to work and improve our play.”
On Friday, September 4, the Uniontown Eagle Football team faced off against the Southeast Lancers. This game also served as Senior Night, and we honored our senior fall athletes and band members and their families. The Eagles beat the Lancers 40-12 in our first home game of the season.
Hunter Schaaf had 20 carries for 103 yards and scored 2 touchdowns. Treden Buckman had 22 carries for 185 yards and also scored 2 touchdowns. Drew Perry had 12 carries for 62 yards and one touchdown, and 1-3 passing for 27 yards with one touchdown. Tyler Harvey had 1 catch for 27 yards and a touchdown.
Overall, this was a very successful first week for the Uniontown Eagles!
-Adelay Martin, UHS Sports Media Reporter