First Posted: 10/14/2009
DOBSON Surry Central dropped a tough match to Alleghany on the Golden Eagles senior night Wednesday, falling to the Trojans in three games.
After being burned by Alleghany in the two teams first meeting, Central came out strong, just narrowly losing the first game 29-27.
However, after the close loss, the Eagles dropped off considerably, losing the final two games 25-11 each.
I was really impressed with the first game, Central coach Leah McKinney said. It was probably the best weve played all year long. When we went to Alleghany we didnt play good at all and they killed us in three games, but tonight we competed, which shows a little bit of improvment.
McKinney attributed the late game letdown to a lapse in defense and a loss of concentration.
We just lost our momentum and our focus, she said. Our defense hurt a lot. We got a little slower, we started to raise up a little more and just didnt play quite as good as we did in the first game.
Whitney Joyner had eight kills and 13 digs, while Brittany Tolbert added six kills and 17 digs for McKinneys team.
Michaela Wall and Jennifer Coe added four kills each and Alysha Shelton had 22 digs and was 100 percent from the service line.
Despite the loss, the Eagles will take the third seed into next Mondays Northwest 1A/2A Conference tournament.
While the brackets have yet to be set, McKinney said the Eagles should probably host Mount Airy next Monday in the first round with the rest of the tournament held at North Stokes.