DOBSON — Surry Central’s volleyball team was able to double its victory total on Thursday evening, and in so doing, the Lady Eagles also pushed themselves back into the middle of the pack in their conference and kept alive their postseason hopes.
Central, which got off to an 1-9 start this season and has been trying to dig out of that hole, earned its second and third conference victories of the 2016 season by sweeping a doubleheader from visiting Carver. The teams first made up a match that had been postponed back on Sept. 13, then played a second match following that, which the Lady Eagles also won.
In the make-up match, Surry Central won 25-5, 25-7, 25-7. In the nightcap, the score was 25-5, 25-5, 25-5 in the Lady Eagles’ favor.
Central head coach Carrie Bruce spent both matches subbing liberally and giving all of her players a chance to play against the struggling Yellowjackets. In the second match, Brooke Snow and Tara Blevins led the team with four kills each.
The Lady Eagles won 49 of their points in this match from the service line, by way of aces. Sarah Ford, Taylor Coe, Karson Norman and Blevins all had big days serving, with Ford getting 12 aces, Coe 11 and Snow and Blevins each with nine.
The first match of the day was similar, with the Lady Eagles serving a whopping 55 aces among their 75 points. Grayce Goins had a dozen of them, followed by Jenna Simpson with 10 and Anna Poindexter with seven. Poindexter, a senior, also led the team with three kills. Norman and Blevins had two each. Snow had eight assists.
Surry Central improved to 3-3 in Western Piedmont Athletic Conference action and 4-12 overall with the wins. The Lady Eagles have a chance to get over .500 in conference action when they host South Stokes on Oct. 4. Central already defeated the Sauras once on Sept. 20, and visit conference leader North Surry on the 6th. The Lady Eagles step out of league action for the Rivals United showcase on Oct. 8, against East Surry and Mount Airy.