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South Boston News / September 15, 2010
The Bluestone High School varsity volleyball team had a 2-2 record after wrapping up the second week of the season with a victory over Central of Lunenburg on Tuesday and a loss to Randolph-Henry on Thursday.

In their rematch with the Lady Chargers of Lunenburg, the Barons girls won in three consecutive games, 25-19, 25-17, 25-19.

Seniors Amy Hamlett, Elizabeth Nelson and Jasmine Sturdifen led the way with strong all-around performances on the Lady Barons’ home court. Hamlett landed three aces, five kills and 16 digs, Nelson was all over the court with six digs and 13 assists, and Sturdifen recorded two aces, nine digs, 10 assists and five kills.

Taylor Moore, a junior, tallied five aces while Morgan Pruett, also a junior, contributed five aces and seven kills. Sophomore Carmen Sturdifen compiled 15 digs, 14 kills and one block in the winning effort.

The win was the Lady Barons’ second of the year over the Lady Chargers. Bluestone also beat Central last week in the season opener for both teams in Victoria.

In their second match last week, the Lady Barons fell short against Randolph-Henry Thursday, losing in four games, 25-22, 25-32, 25-22, and 25-16.

Despite the loss, there were several team members who had outstanding games against the Lady Statesmen. Juniors Taylor Moore and Shoshanah Foster battled hard throughout the match, with Moore landing five aces, eight digs, 10 kills and two blocks. Foster gathered seven aces, nine digs, three kills and two blocks. Senior Heather White recorded seven aces, nine digs, three kills and two blocks.

After playing three of their first four games at home, the Lady Barons will hit the road this week, playing away games at Randolph-Henry, Halifax County and Southampton on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, respectively.

JAYVEE REPORT: On the same night the varsity Lady Barons scored a season sweep over Lunenburg, the jayvee girls fell in back-to-back games, 25-17 and 25-15. Several freshmen had solid games Tuesday against Lunenburg, with Taylor Burke tallying seven aces and six kills, Stephanie Dalanon gathering seven aces and six digs and Samantha Hogan contributing seven kills and six digs.

Sophomore Erin Puryear recorded five aces, six digs, and nine kills while Breanna Wade, also a sophomore, managed six aces and eight kills for the Bluestone jayvees.

In action Thursday against the Randolph-Henry Junior Lady Statesmen, the jayvee girls were outgunned 25-11 and 25-15. Tiffany Hatcher, a sophomore, compiled four aces, eight digs, seven kills and one block against the Junior Lady Statesmen. Jessi Covington, also a sophomore, landed four aces, seven digs, eight kills and one block.

The jayvees’ record on the season is now 0-4.

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