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Girls finish second in district / October 31, 2012
The Bluestone girls volleyball team wrapped up a second place berth in the James River District tournament with a strong finish last week in league action.

The Lady Barons defeated Randolph-Henry and Buckingham to close out the regular season in second place behind Goochland. As the #2 team in the district tournament, Bluestone will play the first round game on their home floor tomorrow, Nov. 1 against seventh-ranked Cumberland.

The girls enjoyed a four-set match victory last week against Randolph-Henry, winning 25-15, 23-25, 25-19, 25-14. Against the Lady Statesmen, Bluestone got a lift from Kelsey Pruett with three aces and four kills, and Carmen Sturdifen with an impressive 14 kills.

The Barons girls also prevailed three games to two in match play Thursday against Buckingham on Senior Night. It was the final regular season game for the volleyball seniors on their home court, although Bluestone will be back in action in Skipwith this week for the district tournament.

Also last week, the Bluestone girls jayvees beat Randolph-Henry 25-21 and 25-8, and also downed Buckingham 25-6 and 25-17.

Statistics for the varsity and jayvee teams are as follows:

Against Randolph-Henry

BHS Varsity:


Anahi Trujillo — 94% with 1 ace

Kelsey Pruett — 88% with 3 aces

Bridget Bass — 86% with 2 aces


Kelsey Thornton — 93% with 6 kills

Kelsey Pruett — 86% with 4 kills

Carmen Sturdifen — 85% with 14 kills


Anahi Trujillo — 8

Breanna Wade — 6


Jessi Covington — 92

BHS Jayvees


Jenna Harris — 100% with 2 aces

Ashley Gupton — 100% with 2 aces

Evie Gordon — 88% with 4 aces


Jocelyn Card — 100% with 5 kills

Ashely Gupton — 95% with 5 kills

Jasmine Briggs 93% with 2 kills


Evie Gordon — 44

Against Buckingham

BHS Varsity


Kelsey Pruett — 100% with 1 ace

Erin Puryear — 95% with 1 ace

Bridget Bass 94% with 1 ace


Erin Pruyear — 95% with 1 kill

Kelsey Thornton — 92% with 2 kills

Carmen Sturdifen — 90% with 15 kills


Anahi Trujillo — 23

Bridget Bass — 15


Jessi Covington — 120

BHS Jayvees


Jenna Harris — 100% with 4 aces

Ashley Gupton — 100% with 2 aces

Jocelyn Card — 100% with 2 aces


Jenna Harris — 100% with 3 kills

Jasmine Briggs — 80% with 5 kills


Evie Gordon — 32

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