First Posted: 9/19/2009
BOONVILLE North Surry left Starmount undefeated Saturday after sweeping through the weekend tournament, dropping just one set.
The Greyhounds first defeated 4A Mount Tabor 3-0, before dispatching West Davidson 3-1 to end the day unblemished.
North Surry coach Shane Slate said the tough competition is good for his team, who left Boonville Saturday 13-0.
Today was a good experience because we faced a lot of long, athletic competition that used a variety of skills against us, he said.
In the Greyhounds opener against Mount Tabor, North won a close first game 25-23, ran away with game two 25-14 and held off Tabor in game three to take the match with a 25-22 win.
Slate said he thought the Greyhounds were clicking on all cylinders against Tabor.
I thought we played really well in the Mount Tabor match because we had everyone making contributions on offense and defense, he said. I was pleased with our uptempo offense in both matches by Summer Robertson and Nicole Rumplasch. Kara Hodges makes good decisions and Morgan Bunker and Courtney Campbell are taking advantage of single blocks.
Campbell led North offensively against Mount Tabor, slamming home 13 kills. Morgan Bunker added nine and Sara Parker eight.
Hodges showed her decision-making skills and finished with 35 assists. Emily Culler was 13-of-13 from the service line with two aces and added 10 digs, while Summer Robertson was also 13-of-13 from the service line with an ace of her own.
In the second game of the day, North had a little more competition defeating West Davidson, 3-1. The Greyhounds won the first two games by a score of 25-15, 25-15, lost the third game 25-22 but finished off the day with a 25-19 win.
Campbell once again led North with nine kills, and was followed by Robertson with six and Bunker, Rumplasch and Parker with five apiece.
Culler had nine digs and was 11-of-12 from the service line, while Rumplasch added six blocks. Bunker was strong from the service line as well, finishing the day 17-of-18 with three aces.
The Greyhounds will return to Northwest 1A/2A conference play Monday when they host Mount Airy. The Greyhounds will enter the game 7-0 in the conference.