BY CHUCK VANDENBERG
WASHINGTON – The Fort Madison Lady Hounds went deep into the bench in a sweep of Washington Thursday night, 25-9, 25-2, 25-15 in Southeast Conference volleyball.
Junior Kaeli Hutson was 18-19 hitting with six kills and 2 blocks on a night that saw FMHS Head Coach Kent Bailey swapping in personnel regularly.
Senior Leigh Johnson had 22 assists and had two blocks and senior Kamryn Bailey led the Hounds serving going 17-18 from the line with six aces to go with six digs from the back row.
Senior Amber Dilsaver was 19-21 hitting with 11 kills and three blocks patrolling the net area for Fort Madison.
Juniors Josie Pumphrey was a perfect 11 of 11 serving with two aces and Olivia Williams was 14 of 15 serving with three digs.
“Our serving was on tonight which made it tough on Washington to run their offense,” Bailey said. “Our hitters had open lanes to swing which led to kills. Leigh distributed the ball well and during the third game we substituted liberally.”
Braxtyn McGhghy was 7-9 from the line with two aces, and while Vanessa Golowach served 4 of 4 with two aces and Lilli Scott as 2 of 3 with an ace.
Shyla Farmer was 8 of 10 hitting with three kills, McKenna Fehseke was 7 of 8 hitting with four kills, Courtney Woodley was 4 of 4 hitting with 2 kills and Jassmine Bass was 4 of 4 hitting with one kill and two blocks.
“The kids are getting better at keeping their focus on playing on every play,” Bailey said.
The Hounds are now 8-4 overall and 3-0 in the Southeast Conference and play at Keokuk on Tuesday.