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Comet volleyball picks up needed win over Magna Vista

SoVaNow.com / October 11, 2018
Halifax County High School varsity volleyball has struggled this season, but the Comets battled to a 3-0 win over Magna Vista on the road Tuesday.

It was the first meeting this season between Halifax and Magna Vista.

“Halifax started out strong with some great serving and ball placement. The Comets kept the momentum throughout the first game of the match.

“The team really did well with serving the ball to good spots to stop Magna Vista’s offense. We had some great hustle plays along the way in the first game that kept us in front,” said coach Tiffany Bratton.

Halifax won the first game of the match 25-22.

In the second game of the match the Comets did much of the same with some good serving and better handling of the ball.

“The team fixed the passing errors in this game and we really got some good hits from the front row. Outside hitter Katie Cole lead the comets in kills and lead the team to a good offensive effort,” said Bratton.

“Katie really worked hard on the front row as well as the back row for us. She really ran the floor and motivated the rest of the team,” said Bratton.

Jeri Tyler and Leigh-Anne McCormick had some key kills to end rallies and that continued the momentum for the Comets. With the addition of Madison Barnes on the back row with some much needed digs the Comets finished the second game out strong winning the second game 25-18.

The Comets struggled a bit in the third game but managed to pull it together.

“We had some uncontrolled play in the third game and Magna Vista got some great serving in to push past us in the third game. I was really impressed by the girls because they stayed focused and got back to controlling the ball, which is what we have struggled with all season,” said Bratton.

Halifax pushed past Magna Vista in the third and final game of the match. The Comets saw some great floor play from setter Kendall Foushee, who lead the team in points scored from serves.

“Kendall did a great job of getting to the ball when our passes to her were off,” said Bratton.

The Comets pushed past Magna Vista to win the third and final game of the match 25-23.

The Comets were again in action last night in a make-up game against Martinsville in Martinsville followed by a home match against Martinsville on Thursday.

Tonight’s match will be the annual fundraiser/awareness game for breast cancer.

Points Scored from serves-Kendall Foushee-9, Service Aces-Kendall Foushee-4. Kills/Attacks-Katie Cole-8, Assists/Sets-Leigh-Anne McCormick-10, Digs-Madison Barnes-6, Blocks-Jeri Tyler,Katie Cole, Anna Dawson, Trinity Martin-1 block/player





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