Lady Indians set tone in district volleyball
The Northumberland Varsity Volleyball extended their record to 15-1 on the season and two more district wins last week. Tuesday, it was Colonial Beach falling by the scores of 25-13, 25-4 and 25-13. Then on Thursday, the Indians traveled to Essex and came home with three wins by the scores of 25-19, 26-24 and 25-13.
Tuesday, it was the play at the net of the Northumberland girls that gave them the win in addition to some great services.
“We served really well,” said Northumberland Coach Bonnie Swann, “We had four service aces [in the second game.]”
Mary Kathryn Hall had seven kills followed by Haley Headley with six, and July Traylor and Katie Crowther adding four kills each. Rebecca Daniel and Hannah Walker both had two kills.
Then on Thursday, Swann praised the play of the Lady Trojans against her girls.
“They played well,” Swann said, adding that Northumberland struggled serving two days later.
Once again it was strong play at the nets with Hall getting 13 kills and three blocks. Joining her in the “kill parade” was Traylor with six, Crowther, Headley and Walker with four each, and Daniel with two blocks. Connor Haislip had 12 digs.
The JV girls kept pace with 25-8 and 25-16 games against Colonial Beach, and 25-12 and 25-14 scores over Essex.
The Lady Indians have three matches in the week following their two wins.
Conference Tournament begins on Nov. 5 with the higher seeded team having a bye. The higher seeded teams will host each game beginning at 7 p.m. The fifth seeded team will travel to the fourth seed (game one), sixth seed to the third seed (game two) and seventh seed to the second seed (game three).
The semifinals and finals will be held at Northumberland High School on Nov. 9. Admission price is $7.
Game four begins at 2 p.m. with the top seeded team versus the winner of game one. Then 30 minutes afterwards will be game five between the winners of games two and three.
The finals for the conference championship will be 60 minutes following game five between the winning teams of games four and five.