Girls Varsity Volleyball
Game Summaries & Headlines.
- Game Date
- Aug 24, 2021
- REDBIRDS: 2
COLUMBIA HIGH SCHOOL: 0
The Alton Redbirds had taken on the Columbia Eagles eight times in the previous 20 years without ever celebrating a victory.
That winless streak ends in 2021.
With Taryn Wallace and Alyssa Wisniewski both putting down five kills, the Redbirds opened their girls volleyball season with a 25-22, 25-23 victory over Columbia on Tuesday night at Alton High in Godfrey.
Using a nine-player rotation with Renee Raglin, Taylor Freer, Grace Carter, Audrey Evola, Abbie Smith, Reese Plont and Payton Olney joining Wallace and Wisniewski, the Redbirds won their first opener since 2014.
Freer had seven assists and matched Raglin with four kills for Alton, which got five assists and eight service points from Carter and two aces off 11 points from Evola.