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WHITEVILLE – East Bladen rolled to a 25-11 victory in the opening game, but Whiteville bounced back to take the next two games for a 2-1 victory in a Three Rivers Conference jayvee volleyball match by scores of 11-25, 25-14 and 15-7.

Two service points from sophmore Abbie Cross and one service point each from freshmen Kayleigh Raynor, Alyssa Futrell and Katie Evans edged the Lady Eagles ahead 9-8 in the opening game.

Cheylee Mathis stretched the East Bladen lead to 13-9 with a trio of service points, before Sara Gargala knocked in 9 consecutive service points to boost the East lead to 23-10. Raynor closed out the game with a service point.

A Raynor service point and two more from Mathis kept the Lady Eagles within 12-8 in Game 2, before Whiteville padded the margin to 17-9. Raynor reeled off 3 more service points to narrow the gap to 17-13, but Whiteville pulled away to tie the match.

Futrell’s service point tied the third game 4-4. Evans hammered in an ace and another service winner to keep East within 10-7 before Whiteville took the next 5 points.

Gargala topped the Lady Eagle scoring with 9 service points. Raynor delivered 6 service points, and Mathis pumped in 5 service points. Evans tallied 3 service points, and Cross and Futrell totaled 2 service points each.

The Lady Eagles will host South Columbus Thursday at 4:30.