By Dave Malaska
The Tigers held off Walton-Verona in a tight opening stanza, then cruised to the 28-26, 25-12, 25-10 win in Verona on Saturday.
Eighth-grader Belle Morgan registered 10 kills for Beechwood, while sophomore setter Gabby Ogle put up 23 assists, seven digs and three aces in the win to move the Tigers to 6-2 on the season.
The Bearcats, also featuring a young squad, were led by the sophomore trio of Angel Wilson, Allie Schneider and Abby Knight. Wilson had six kills, while Schneider chipped in with five kills and a pair of blocks. Knight had 14 digs. Walton-Verona is now 6-3.