HAVILAND – Playing in their final home game of their careers, five Wayne Trace volleyball seniors walked off victorious as the Lady Raiders recorded a four-set win over Holgate Tuesday night in Green Meadows Conference action.

The red, white and blue took game one 25-16 before dominating the second set with a 25-5 victory. After Holgate battled and outlasted Wayne Trace in game three for a 26-24 decision, the Lady Raiders completed the night with a 25-20 win in the fourth set.

Dressing for the final home match of their careers were Carlee Mead, Hannah Sanderson, Natalie Schultz, Tiffany Sinn and Katrina Stoller.

In game one, Wayne Trace led by as much as 11-4 on a Rachel Stoller kill but the Tigers would not go away.

Holgate trimmed the deficit to 12-9 and were still within 18-14 after a Carissa Meyer slam.

However, the red, white and blue responded with four straight points, capped by a Paige Alber ace, to open a 22-14 advantage.

Following an Amiles Schuller slam that trimmed the Tiger deficit to 22-16, Wayne Trace picked up three straight points to close out the first set with a 25-16 victory. Gracie Shepherd and Rachel Stoller each had kills in that final stretch for the Lady Raiders.

Game two was all Wayne Trace.

The red, white and blue scored the first four points of the game and led 8-1 following a Shepherd slam.

With the lead at 15-4, the Lady Raiders scored ten of the final eleven points to seal the 25-5 win.

Holgate bounced back in game three, rallying from deficits of 16-12 and 20-15 to post the victory.

Trailing 20-15, the Henry County squad put together a run that saw the Tigers score eight of the next ten points to seize a 23-21 advantage.

Meyer had a pair of kills in the run for Holgate while Jordyn Altman added a slam as well.

Wayne Trace rallied to tie the set at 24-24 following a Shepherd slam but a pair of Raider errors allowed the Lady Tigers to close out the game with a 26-24 victory.

The Lady Raiders jumped in front early in the fourth set, scoring seven of the first eight points in a stretch that saw Hannah Sanderson record a couple of aces while Shepherd, Morgan Hefner and Tiffany Sinn each had kills.

Holgate trimmed the deficit to 9-8 on a Schuller slam but the Raiders answered with kills by Sydnee Sinn and Katrina Stoller along with a Sydnee Sinn ace for a 16-10 lead.

Two Rachel Stoller slams widened the margin to 18-10 before the Lady Tigers made one final run.

Holgate scored seven of the next eight points to slice the deficit to 19-17 on a Bria Tijerina ace but kills by Tiffany Sinn and Shepherd allowed Wayne Trace to push the lead back to 23-17.

The Lady Raiders went on to record the 25-20 victory to wrap up the match.

Natalie Schultz picked up seven digs and added an ace for Wayne Trace while Tiffany Sinn chipped in three kills. Hannah Sanderson recorded six digs and three aces as well for the Lady Raiders, who improve to 9-11 overall and 2-4 in the Green Meadows Conference. Katrina Stoller contributed three kills, ten digs, one block and one ace.

Morgan Hefner added six slams, three digs and a block with Rachel Stoller posting 13 kills, four blocks and three digs for the Lady Raiders. Gracie Shepherd also recorded 14 digs, 13 kills, two blocks and one ace and Christina Graham had one dig.

Kacy Hornish dished out 19 assists and picked up three digs for the Lady Raiders with Paige Alber totaling 20 assists, two digs and three aces.

Holgate drops to 1-19 in all matches at the varsity level while remaining winless in six league contests.

Wayne Trace’s junior varsity improved to 13-6 on the year with a 25-23, 25-11 win over the Tigers.

Molly Shepherd dished out 15 assists and had one dig for the red, white and blue with Christina Graham posting three aces, five kills and eight digs.

Kara Stoller chipped in two aces and an assist and Malia Witwer recorded two aces, six kills and two digs. Abby Moore finished the night with one ace, three kills and three digs while Maggie Cox recorded three aces.

Brandy Miller picked up two digs and Elise Miller recorded three for the Lady Raiders. Laura Thornell aided the cause for the red, white and blue with three kills and one dig while Abbie Stoller added five digs and one slam.