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Comet volleyball recognizes seniors, sweeps GW 3-0

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Comets seniors recognized Thursday night are, clockwise from top left, Trinity Martin, Madison Barnes, Tessy Henderson, Arissa Conner, Sarah Watts and Kylie Satterfield.
SoVaNow.com / October 18, 2021


Halifax County High School varsity volleyball celebrated senior night Thursday by defeating GW-Danville in three sets, 25-9, 25-15, and 25–10.

Seniors recognized were Sarah Watts, Trinity Martin, Madison Barnes, Arissa Conner, Kylie Satterfield, and Tessy Henderson. The Comet seniors along with Shamya Hankins played the set one win; the senior players also comprised the majority of points, 22, in set three.

Watts had eight assists, two aces, four digs, and nine service points; Martin posted four kills, two digs and an ace; Barnes had six digs; Conner totaled one kill, six digs, two assists, two aces and six service points; Satterfield added three digs, four aces, and 10 service points; Henderson finished with four kills, 12 service points, four aces, and four digs.

Coach Sunshine Martin said the win was special for her and her seniors, “What an emotional night,” Martin said. “Last set was with seniors playing to point 22 and then we subbed all seniors off the floor to pass the torch to the next class.”

The torch should be in good hands as Hankins who posted four kills, five aces, nine service points and four digs was joined by her teammates in winning set two with just juniors and sophomores on the court.

The balance of stats on the night belonged to Katie Reaves with five digs and two kills; Sarah Vernon had one kill, one ace, and two digs ; Jadyn Harlow one dig, three kills, and one ace; Kate Jackson three assists, and one dig , and Emma Payne collected four aces, six assists, and three digs.

The Comets (7-10) host Heritage High School tonight and travel to Patrick County on Tuesday to complete regular season play. The Piedmont District tournament is scheduled to start Thursday with Region 4 competition following.

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