First Posted: 10/5/2009
DOBSON Surry Central lost a tough match to visiting North Wilkes Monday, 3-2.
They were very close games, coach Leah McKinney said afterwards. We just never could get the lead in the beginning and then in the end we tried to get the lead it was just too late. It was a hard loss, especially on Monday night when we have two important games this week.
The Golden Eagles had 23 hitting errors on the day, nearly the equivalent of an entire games worth of points.
We just didnt play well as a team, McKinney said. We probably lacked some in communication but the positive side is that these are all fixable things.
Central sits at 8-4 in Northwest 1A/2A conference play and will face North Surry today in Dobson before taking on Mount Airy away Thursday.
North Surry rolls past East Wilkes
RONDA North Surry stayed unblemished Monday, taking care of East Wilkes in straight sets.
The Greyhounds set the tone in game one, rolling by the Cardinals 25-6 before finishing off their hosts 25-15 and 25-17.
North had another strong offensive performance, putting up 37 kills in 78 attacks with just seven errors, while going a combined 66-of-71 from the service line with 11 aces.
Morgan Bunker and Courtney Campbell each had eight kills apiece, with Sara Parker chipping in seven. Campbell was also 11-of-12 from the service line with one ace, while Kara Hodges added 28 assists to a 21-of-22, four ace performance in service.
Coach Shane Slate said he was happy with his teams play after a rough patch last week, but that the Greyhounds must stay focused as the season winds down.
We continued to play better tonight after some slow spots last week, Slate said. I hope we stay on that track because we really need to be sharp this time of year with the post-season two weeks away. We need to finish the conference season focused on securing a No. 1 seed for the playoffs.
The win improves North to 20-0 overall with the Greyhounds traveling to Surry Central today and South Stokes Thursday.
Mount Airy falls to Patrick
Mount Airy stayed close with visiting Patrick County Monday but couldnt handle the visiting Cougars down the stretch, falling in straight sets.
Patrick took the match with game wins of 25-17, 25-22 and 25-10.
Mount Airy coach Sarah Knott said the Granite Bears were OK in the early going but seemed to fall apart in the third and deciding game.
The first two games we hung right with them but in the third game we just didnt play as well, Knott said. We let one of their servers score 14 points on us. When youve got one player scoring 14 points, thats a huge difference.
The Bears were solid from the service line, with Skylar Davis finishing 10-of-11, Lauren Smith 6-of-6 and Katie Joyce 10-of-12 to lead the way.
Davis and Meredith Beasley also added three kills apiece.
The loss drops the Bears to 6-11 overall. They will host West Stokes today.