VILONIA — Senior Night was a first for a quartet of 12th-graders on the Vilonia volleyball team Tuesday night.
For the first time in their high school career, Lady Eagle seniors Mallorie Ault, Heather Brantley, Jessica Ragland and Victoria Samuelson defeated Morrilton, as Vilonia took a 25-27, 26-24, 25-12, 19-25, 15-13 win.
The Lady Eagles improve to 15-5 overall and 6-7 in 5A-West play.
Ragland was 20-for-21 serving and had six kills, a block and a dig. Julie Stanley added 20 kills and seven blocks, while Ault was 9-for-10 serving to go along with 14 assists and three digs. Samuelson had 18 digs and seven kills to go along with a perfect 8-for-8 service performance. Scarlett Green and Brantley had 25 and 17 digs, respectively. Maggie Brewer dished out 15 assists.
Vilonia also won the junior varsity much, taking a 25-18, 20-25, 15-6 victory.
Ashley Crawford had six kills to go along with seven digs and a block. Kendall Cotton had 13 digs, while Courtney Maxwell finished with 10 digs and three assists. Danielle Nicpan added seven digs, and Colleen Farris had 12 assists and six digs.
After dropping the first game to Central Arkansas Christian on Tuesday night, the Greenbrier volleyball team swept the next three games to take an 18-25, 25-23, 25-18, 25-18 victory.
Kayla Waters was perfect on serving, going 20-for-20 to lead the Lady Panthers (15-5, 6-7). She added 16 kills, nine assists and five blocks. Janessa Richards added nine kills. Summer Richard served 12-for-12 and Mackenzie Mallett nine-for-nine. Lauren Rose was 14-for-14 on passing. Kalea Hogg was 12-for-12 serving and added eight kills and six blocks.
The Lady Panthers took the junior varsity match 25-6, 25-22.
Haleigh Barnard, Carlee Clifton, Lacy Distin, Bree Hill, Abbey Holley, Madison King and Abby Mallett were all perfect on serves.
"I was very proud of the girls for their hard work and willingness to not give up," Greenbrier coach Cindy Hartman said. "They did a super job coming back when they got down after game one and taking game two, three and four. Hopefully, this win will give us the momentum we need in order to beat Alma on Thursday night. If we beat Alma, then we will have earned the fourth place seed in the state tournament."