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Aregenta-Oreana's Camilyn Newbanks (10) celebrates with other teammates during the second set on Tuesday against Central A&M. More Photos at

ARGENTA -- Argenta-Oreana's offense was too much for Central A&M's defense to handle as the Bombers' volleyball team won in two sets 25-13, 25-21 on Tuesday. 

Madelyn Tipsword led Argenta (5-2) with seven kills and Morgan Klover added six more in the victory. 

"Everything ran really well tonight. We put a lot of things together that we’ve been working on," Argenta coach Mindi Logue said. "Our defense played really well. Katy Morrison had some excellent passing. The girls had some good, high energy and had a lot of fun."

Cami Newbanks added 18 assists for the Bombers. 

Channing Reed led Central A&M (2-2) with six kills. Allie Dunn added 15 assists. 

"Argenta did a nice job controlling the pace and they were aggressive hitters. Unfortunately, our transition on defense just couldn’t keep up," Central A&M coach Vanessa Rork said. 

Charleston def. Cumberland 23-25, 25-15, 25-17

TOLEDO -- Charleston lost a tight first set to Cumberland before battling back to win the final two sets Tuesday. 

The Trojans were running a different game plan against the Pirates. 

"Monday we had an injury (to setter Shae Littleford) in practice and we had to change the game plan at the last second," Charleston coach Justin Tomaska said. "The first set was an adjustment to see what we needed to fix and we did that in set two and set three. They got the rust out and I thought set two and three looked really good for us."

Kayla Rotramel led Charleston with 10 kills and Kat Blase had eight kills. 

Cumberland coach Audra Speakman was happy with the team's performance.

"We came out excited and ready to play. I told the girls after the first set that be ready for their middles. They were kind of off in the first set. Blase can really hit the ball," she said. "There are still things to work on, but we came out better than I thought we would play. Our practices have been kind of shaky this week, but we came out and picked up our defense a little bit. If we could just eliminate those five or six point runs then I think we would have been okay. It is the first game of the season and we had some mental errors and we had some physical errors also."

Maroa-Forsyth def. Heyworth 25-15, 25-16

MAROA -- Maroa-Forsyth is a volleyball team in transition. They have nine new girls on the varsity team and on Tuesday they worked together to pick up the victory against Heyworth. 

"We have been working extremely hard this summer and pre-season, trying girls out in new positions, and I am very happy with how we played tonight," Maroa coach Mallory White said. "Lydia Hubbard, originally a middle, has been playing right side for us, and she had a great first match with 8 kills. We have a pair of veteran defensive players, Annelise Sparks and Karsyn Cook, with 24 digs between the two of them. I know we have a lot more to give, but if this is our beginning, I am excited for the rest of the season.”


Jacksonville 5, MacArthur 0

JACKSONVILLE -- Jacksonville's Reed Rogers scored a hat trick for the Crimsons as they shutout MacArthur Tuesday.

Drew Keller and Cole Reis also scored goals for Jacksonville in the warm temperatures. 

"Jacksonville is always a good team with good players. We did pretty good in the first half. We were only losing 1-0, so I was pretty proud of my boys," MacArthur coach Alex Wegmann said. “They scored right away in the second half, it’s kind of a disappointing thing. It was hot for everyone. I’m still proud of them. It’s only our third game. We can’t have our heads hang down. We have such a long way to go still. We’re still learning.”

The Generals' goalie Brendan Foster had 14 saves. 

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