First Posted: 8/18/2009
ELKIN The Mount Airy girls volleyball team picked up its first win of the young season with a sweep of non-conference foe Elkin Tuesday night.
The Granite Bears beat the Buckin Elks in three sets by scores of 25-23, 25-13 and 25-17. The key to cruising to victory was the blowout second set in which the Granite Bears took charge from the service line. Marydith Beasley scored on seven serves and Bailey Barbour added to the dominant serving spree.
Mount Airy (1-1) found its rhythm offensively during the second and third sets.
The whole team played extremely well the second game, Mount Airy coach Sarah Knott said. We were playing smart and found the holes in the defense. Game two and game three we started seeing the open spots in the defense and were able to place the ball.
Skyler Davis had five kills in the match and Jenna Clement had four. Beasley, who served 12 of 14 from the service line, also had six assists.
Mount Airy, which opened the season with a loss to Alleghany Monday, travels to North Stokes Tuesday.
Bishop drops Eagles
KERNERSVILLE Surry Central had a hard time getting over the hump against Bishop McGuinness Tuesday, losing two close matches to fall to the Villians 4-1.
Central dropped the first game 25-18, but came back to claim the second game 25-22 to even things up.
But two 25-21 losses in the final two games put the Golden Eagles away for good, a similar result to Mondays loss to West Wilkes, where Central claimed one game and hung close the remainder of the way before losing close matches.
Tonights match felt like a repeat of last nights match, Central coach Leah McKinney said. We hung in with Bishop but we just never could get a run.
Senior Whitney Joyner led Central with eight kills, followed by Jennifer Coe with six and Brittany Tolbert with four.
Junior libero Alysha Shelton added 16 digs in the loss.
Despite two disappointing outcomes in consecutive days, McKinney said she thinks the Eagles can learn from these close losses.
We took some things from tonights loss that were going to work on in practice, she said. We will make some adjustments and hopefully improve.
Surry Centrals next match will be next Thursday against Winston-Salem Prep at home.