Volleyball teams suffer first losses in regular season
It was a long hard week for the Lady Indian volleyball teams. First, it was a three-game week, secondly, two of those games were on the road, and lastly, some injuries played into the final outcomes.
On Monday, the Lady Indians entertained Caroline High at home, winning all three games. On Tuesday they traveled to Middlesex where they also won all
Northumberland’s Haley Headley and the rest of the Lady Indians Volleyball Team are preparing for district play ahead.
three games. Then on Thursday it was a rematch with powerhouse Mathews where they lost three games out of the four games.
Monday with Caroline here it was 25-7, 25-15 and 25-16. Controlling the net has been a big factor in Northumberland’s victories this season. Monday was no different, Mary Kathryn Hall had seven kills, Haley Headley five, Connor Haislip four and Hannah Walker three.
“We played O.K.” Northumberland Head Varsity Volleyball Coach Bonnie Swann said.
Tuesday at Middlesex the scores were 25-15, 25-15 and 25-10. Rebecca Daniel had four kills and a block. Sarah Haynie and July Traylor both had four kills.
“We did O.K., because of injuries, we had to move some people around,” Swann said.
Thursday at Mathews, it was different story.
“We didn’t serve as well as we had all year. We made a lot of service errors. We gave them some points. You can’t give a good team like that points,” Swann added.
The scores were 26-28, 19-25, 25~23 and 12-25. The Indians were leading 24-15 in the first game but allowed the Lady Blue Devils back in for the opening game win. Headley had eight kills, Traylor added seven, Walker three, Hall two plus a block and ten assists.
The JV girls won against Caroline 25-12 and 25-12. But lost their first at Middlesex, 23-25, 25-17 and 14-16. They bounced back at Mathews for a win, 25-17 and 25-9.