Cards clinch shutout road win
by Tanya Chilton Staff Reporter
WALNUT COVE — The East Surry girls volleyball team won 3-0 on the road against South Stokes on Monday, pushing its overall record to 8-3.
The Cards are 2-2 in the conference.
North Stokes and Bishop McGuinness are tied for the lead in the Northwest 1A conference. Each have a 2-0 record.
The scores Monday were East Surry 25-13, 25-21 and 25-15.
Head Coach Caleb Gilley said he thought the team played well overall. However, Gilley said they were sluggish and unfocused in the beginning of the second set.
The Cards battled back off of the serves of junior Kacie Markle after being down 19-15, said Gilley. Markle served 15/1 and had one ace against the Sauras. Markle also led the team with 10 kills and attacked 23 times.
“Kacie hit the ball as good as she has hit all year,” said Gilley. Everybody picked up off of the momentum change, said Gilley.
Krystal Hicinbothem led in aces, recording four. She was second in attacks, recording 17.
Gilley said the Cards’ passing was really good. As the Cards continued to attack, South Stokes continued to struggle, said the coach.
The Cards will play West Stokes at home today.
Gilley said he expects a big game and turnout. The coach said the game is getting a lot of hype due to the rivalry; it is also one found between the two football teams, said Gilley.
The East Surry football team will play at West Stokes on Friday.
Other stat leaders in volleyball against South Stokes were Sydney Mosley with 27 assists, Jesse Barr with 10 digs, and Jessica Marion with nine blocks.
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