Lady Hounds get 20th straight on Senior Night

Jeff Linville Staff Reporter

October 9, 2013

The Lady Greyhounds picked up their 20th-consecutive win on Senior Night.

North Surry beat South Stokes in straight sets after honoring its six seniors: Alex Cooke, Bailey Culler, Abby Golding, Malaya Johnson, Erin March and Kendra McKeithen.

“We always like to get the win on Senior Night, and this is a great group of seniors,” said Coach Shane Slate.

“They have experienced a lot of success, and they have as much fun at the same time with each other,” he said.

While this is the last regular-season home match, the Hounds will get more home dates in the conference tournament and state 2A playoffs as the top seed for the Western Piedmont Conference.

“I will definitely miss being in the gym with them next year, but we are hoping to spend several more weeks together,” he said, as the Hounds look to return to the state championship.

“Tonight’s win was important because we continue to find ways for different people to help us be successful,” he said. “We also need as many wins as possible to help our seeding position for the state playoffs if we face other number one seeds from other conferences.”

The Hounds won the first and third sets by double digits, but had to pull out a close one in the second game in a 25-15, 25-22, 25-14 victory.

The six seniors led the way in every statistical category.

Johnson piled up 18 kills, Cooke seven and Aubrey Hall five.

March had five blocks and McKeithen four.

Golding scooped up 15 digs, and Culler and Johnson eight each.

Culler handed out 29 assists.

In serving, Johnson was a perfect 9/9, Cooke 18/19 with four aces and Hall 10/11.

North Surry (21-3, 9-0) travels to Forbush on Thursday, looking to wrap up a perfect conference record.