Lady Eagles close out 3-1 volley win on Sauras
by Jeff Linville Staff Reporter
DOBSON — Surry Central jumped out to a 2-0 lead, then put an end to any comeback attempt against South Stokes.
The Lady Eagles earned a 3-1 volleyball win in the new Western Piedmont Conference.
The first two sets were hard-fought, with the Eagles coming out on top by identical 25-20 scores. Then the Lady Sauras mounted a rally and took the third set 25-14.
After those two tough sets, the girls might have relaxed a little and let South Stokes get some hope, said Coach Carrie Hutchens.
In the fourth set, however, the team really came together and played well, she said.
The Eagles stopped any comeback hopes with a big 15-5 lead in the final frame.
The teams traded points to 19-9 before the Eagles scored five straight points for a 24-9 lead.
South Stokes scored three more times before hitting a ball wide to give Central a 25-12 win.
Kelsey Taylor and Kaitlin Kidd had really good games, Hutchens said.
Taylor posted eight kills, two stuff blocks, 13 digs and put 23 serves in play with three aces.
Kidd handed out 41 assists, made two stuff blocks, five digs and had 18 serves in play with one ace.
Cassidy Joyner led the team in kills with 15. She added 13 digs and 11 good serves with an ace.
Kendra Johnson led the defense with 26 digs to go with 11 serves and 2 aces.
Kristin Key had six kills and one stuff. McKenzie Danley had seven kills, and Tori Blevins four kills.
Brooke Lewis had five digs, and Holly Mason three. Mason also had eight serves in play with an ace.
The Eagles (7-3) next travel to rival North Surry on Tuesday.
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