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Goshen finishes in second in area tournament

The Goshen Eagles began play in the Class 3A Area 4 Tournament in Opp on Tuesday afternoon. The Eagles took home second place in the tournament to advance to the next stage of the state playoffs.

Joined by New Brockton, Opp and Pike County, the Eagles entered the tournament in hopes of advancing out of the area tournament by picking up at least one win. They reached their goal by knocking off New Brockton in three sets by scores of 25-23, 25-14 and 25-14.

Goshen with the win advanced to take on the winner of Opp and Pike County later Tuesday evening.

Ella Baker finished the match with three aces, one kill and four assists, while Kaci Wilkes had nine aces, four kills and three digs. Jordan Owens had three aces and two kills, while Morgan Wilkes had two aces and two assists. Kaylee Burden had four kills and one block for the Eagles. Ella Tatum finished with five aces, two kills and three digs.

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In the area championship the Eagles fell to Elba in straight sets 25-13, 25-23, 25-7.

Baker finished the championship with one ace and three kills. Kaci Wilkes had one ace, three kills, one assist, one block and two digs. Morgan Wilkes finished with one kill, three assists and one dig. Jayleigh Adair had two kills, while Kaleigh Burden had one kill and two blocks.