North Surry kept its conference winning streak intact, beating Mount Airy 3-0 in volleyball Tuesday.
The Lady Greyhounds won all three games, but had Coach Shane Slate stalking the sideline.
The Hounds trailed in every game, causing Slate to berate the squad for its lack of energy and hustle early on.
The Lady Bears, which have shown improved defense of late, led 3-0 in each of the first two games and was up 9-7 in the third game despite giving away three points on missed serves.
Still, the Hounds put together runs to take control every time.
In the first game, the Hounds went on a 13-1 run with Mount Airy calling both timeouts to try to stop momentum.
Morgan Midkiff led the way from the service line with five points. She finished 13/14 with two aces on the night.
Then with the Hounds ahead 13-4, Mount Airy picked it up and played even for the rest of the game, losing 15-25.
The second match was close throughout the early going as the Hounds were up just 9-8 when Maddison Hawks served the Hounds to eight straight points for an 18-8 lead. Mount Airy called a timeout, but couldn’t come back in losing 10-25.
In the third game, the home crowd began to wake up and encourage the Bears. The teams were tied 11-all with the home and visiting crowds cheering every point.
The Hounds ran off four straight points to draw a Bear timeout at 15-11. The Bears clawed back to 16-15 and 20-18 before North pulled away for a 25-19 win.
North Surry’s offense was led by Morgan Bunker with 11 kills, Brooke Johnson nine kills and Molly Martin eight. Setter Bailey Culler had 31 assists.
Johnson led the team with 10 blocks. Bunker had nine digs and Martin five.
Martin also went 21/23 with two aces serving. Hawks was 14/14 with an ace.
The Hounds host West Stokes Thursday, then get a rematch Saturday with Starmount, the only team to beat them in a 19-1 season so far.
Mount Airy travels to Dobson Thursday to face the Lady Eagles.