Washington executes plan

Bryan Veginski
Serving up a win: Washington’s Brittany Spurgeon gets ready to take her turn at the service line during the second set of the Lady Panthers’ easy victory over East Peoria Sept. 29. Tuesday is Pack the Place Night when Limestone visits.

The Washington volleyball team trampled East Peoria Sept. 29.

Beginning with a six-point run by server Sarah Misselhorn in the first set that included two aces, the Lady Panthers were in control in a 25-7, 25-15 Mid-Illini Conference victory.

It was a complete performance by Washington, which got all 13 players on the court.

“We limited our errors and took advantage of their errors,” WCHS head coach Chuck Heinz said.

A Samantha Smith tip, back-to-back Haley Houser kills and two Lexie Barra slams were part of a 6-0 run that made it 15-2.

The Lady Panthers close out set one as Barra had a dink, Lindsey Boyer a kill and the Raiders made an attacking error.

In the second set, Washington never trailed to hand East Peoria its sixth straight conference loss.

Smith had a nice stuff at the net and Abby Clanin reached double figures with 10 kills, a match-high total.

“We have a nice group of young girls who are finally starting to be more consistent,” said Heinz.

Boyer passed out 22 assists and Moriah Peterson made six digs. Misselhorn wound up with four aces.

Five Lady Panthers leaped for a block against a limited Raider offense.

The Washington sophomores endured for a 25-12, 14-25, 15-6 win as Emily Heuermann, Lindsey Watson and Julia Williams had six kills each.

Metamora 25-25, WCHS 17-20

The Lady Panthers became the Redbirds’ eighth league victim Thursday.

Washington (8-8, 4-4) lost for the second time to the Mid-Illini frontrunner when passing issues cropped up on the road.

The visitors were tied early in both sets, but Metamora used spurts to take leads it would relinquish.

Barra and Houser shared the kills lead with six, while Barra, Clanin and Misselhorn were tri-leaders with two blocks.

Boyer had 16 assists and Peterson salvaged 14 digs.

The Lady Panthers fell in the sophomore pairing, 21-25, 17-25, despite 10 Williams digs. The Redbird freshmen also won, 27-25, 25-20.