BEREA — Madison Southern (3-1) continued to ride the momentum from a victory over cross-county rival Madison Central, by handing Berea (4-5) its fifth loss of the season.

The Lady Eagles won on Thursday at home by scores of 25-17, 25-8 and 25-12.

“We got all of our emotions out of the way yesterday from the win at Central. We came out today refreshed and just wanted to play our game,” Southern senior Alyssa Evans said.

The Eagles started off the first set a little shaky, allowing a couple of kills each from Berea freshmen Kayley Harrison and Chesney Lovins.

It didn’t take the Eagles long to get back on track.

A string of kills from seniors Sarah Mitchell and Evans quickly put the Lady Eagles back on top 15-7.

“From the second half of the first set on, I thought we did a great job of cleaning it up and taking advantage of opportunities,” Southern coach Jeremy Grant said.

The second and third also featured domination at the net from Mitchell and Evans, who led the team with a match-high 10 kills each.

Mitchell had 10 digs, and a block. Evans had two blocks.

Autumn Griffith had 14 digs. Kennedy Easterling had a game-high 15 assists. Kyla Atkins had 14 assists, five digs, and three aces.

Hannah Martin had four kills and two blocks. Julia Bingham had two kills and two blocks.

Avery St John had five digs, three aces, and two kills.

Berea’s Morgan Short had two kills and a block. Lovins had one kill, two blocks and two aces.

Sophia Dobbins had a team-high 14 digs. Faith Dennis had eight digs.

Taelor Alexander finished with five digs. Emily Biggs finished with three digs.

Both Topanga Bryant and Aricka Mullins had two digs each.

Madison Southern will look to continue its success on the road today in Frankfort for the Capital City Classic.

Berea is set to return to action on Tuesday at home against Danville Christian.

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