Surry rallied from a 2-1 deficit to defeat Sandhills, 3-2, in volleyball action on Saturday. The Lady Knights dropped the first set to the Flyers, 25-19, before capturing the second set, 25-18. Sandhills then took game three, 25-23, for the 2-1 advantage. The Lady Knights forced a decisive fifth set with a 25-14 decision in the fourth set. In the finale, Surry jumped out to a 9-3 lead before finishing off the Flyers, 15-6.
Brittany Tolbert paced the Lady Knights with 16 kills, while Summer Robertson and Sara Parker each added 14 kills. Kara Hodges dished out 46 assists to go along with six kills, two blocks and three digs. Taylor Moxley recorded a team-high 17 digs, while Parker added 16. Robertson and Amber Owens led the Knights with three blocks each.
“We got off to a slow start, but really picked up the intensity in the fourth and fifth sets,” said Surry Coach Jan Marion-Kiser. “We made a lot of mistakes early, but keep battling, and the girls played hard. We played the final two sets like we’ve played most of the season.”
On Friday, Surry avenged its only loss of the season by defeating Davidson County Community College, 3-0. The Knights took game one, 25-23, while capturing game two, 25-19. Surry wrapped up the match in the third set, 25-19, over the Storm.
“We didn’t play very well at Davidson, to say the least, so I think our girls had something to prove,” said Marion-Kiser.
Offensively, Sara Parker and Brittany Tolbert recorded 14 kills each, while Amber Owens added 12. Kara Hodges notched 42 assists, while Alyssa Parker tallied five aces. Defensively, Taylor Moxley recorded 28 digs, while Parker added 18. Summer Robertson led the Lady Knights with four blocks.
The Lady Knights traveled to Raleigh on Thursday to face Wake Tech in a Region X match. Surry escaped with a five-set win over the Eagles. The Lady Knights captured the first two sets, 25-19 and 25-11, but dropped the next two sets, 25-15 and 25-21. Surry rallied to capture the fifth set, 15-13.
With the three-game sweep, the Lady Knights improve their overall record to 15-1.
Surry is back in action on Wednesday, traveling to Rockingham Community College for a Region X match against the Eagles starting at 6 p.m.
The Lady Knights return home on Thursday hosting New River in a non-conference match beginning at 7:30 p.m.
“We appreciate all the fans that have attended our games so far this year,” said Marion-Kiser. “We want to encourage everyone to come out and support our team, and see some exciting volleyball.”
All home volleyball games are held in the campus gym, and admission is free.