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Comets back on track after volleyball setback

SoVaNow.com / October 09, 2017
Halifax County High School varsity volleyball returned to form Thursday night and hammered GW-Danville at home, 25-10, 25-12 and 25-5.

Halifax rebounded from its lone loss of the season Tuesday. The Comets are now 15-1.

Coach Tiffaney Bratton said, “we almost fell short a little bit in the first game. We were kind of sluggish at first.

“They picked it up, the second and third game with some big hits,” said Bratton. Savanna Cabaniss showed leadership and Leigh-Anne McCormick rallied with stronger play. Mackenzie Lawter and Rose Spainhour had solid outings.

Halifax has two tough games on the road with Patrick County and Franklin County this week.

“Going to work hard. Going to have fun, first and then get back to working hard and getting back to how we control the ball,” said Bratton. “We lost sight of that against Tunstall.”

As for the win over GW, Halifax rebounded from its losing performance to Tunstall.

The leaders for the Comets included Rose Spainhour with 21 attacks, Leigh-Anne McCormick with 13, Savanna Cabaniss adding 12.

The kills leaders included Spainhour with 10, Cabaniss nine and McCormick with four.

Mackenzie Lawter led with 33 sets, while McCormick had 23.

The service points leaders included Spainhour with 26 and Calli Neal, 13. Lawter had 11 and McCormick recorded eight.

As for the aces, Spainhour had 13, while Lawter, Cabaniss and McCormick had four.

As for good passes, Spainhour delivered 14. Katie Cole and Lawter each had ten. Cabaniss had one block.

Earlier, the jayvees repelled an early challenge from GW-Danville and defeated the Eagles, 26-24 and 25-10.

Coach Jessica Martin said, “the first game, they kind of caught us off-guard a little bit. They were passing the ball back over pretty quickly and we were not ready for that.”

Martin said, “Once we got ourselves together, they came back and pulled out the first win. The second game, we looked like our normal selves.” HCHS had solid contributions across the board.

As for the leaders, Raegan Ridgeway led the way with 13 attacks. Abby Martin had nine, while Kirsten Wellons and Lacey Wilborn had six apiece.

In the kills department, Ridgeway had four and Martin two. Wilborn had three.

As for sets, Kendall Foushee led with 23. Ashlyn Strickland had seven. In the service points category, Foushee had 15 and Ridgeway nine. Foushee led with nine aces.

Ridgeway had 14 good passes and Caroline Edmunds ten.





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