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BOONVILLE — North Surry split a tri-match at Starmount Saturday.


The Lady Greyhounds fell to Reagan in three sets, then beat Starmount in three sets.


The Hounds are now 2-2 on the young season after losing player of the year Malaya Johnson and all-conference setter Bailey Culler to graduation.


“We were riding the roller coaster again today,” said head coach Shane Slate. “Sometimes we made several good plays, and sometimes we looked lost. We needed the opportunity to build some chemistry because our inexperience with playing together is giving us fits at times.”


Reagan edged North 25-23 in the first set, then took a wider margin in the next two sets at 25-17 and 25-15.


The Hounds improved in the second match, beating the Lady Rams 25-16, 25-18 and 25-20.


“Our ball control and serving was significantly better in the Starmount match than against Reagan which gave our offense better opportunities,” said Slate. “We need to build on the positives in the Starmount match and eliminate the unforced errors and poor serve receive in the Reagan match so we can move forward.”


Taylor Hill led North in kills with 15 against Reagan and 26 against Starmount.


Aubrey Hall had seven and eight kills over the two matches.


Libero Maggie Hawks had 11 and 12 digs in the matches. Hill had five and 12 digs, and Morgan Hawks had five and 14.


Morgan Hawks handed out 28 and 33 assists.


Mikaela Johnson had two blocks in the first match and three in the second.


In serves, Jordan Badgett went 10/10, one ace, and 12/12. Mikaela Johnson was 10/11, one ace, 16/16, two aces.


North Surry hosts Wilkes Central on Monday


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