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Lady Comets drop Bassett, playing for title game

SoVaNow.com / October 30, 2013
Halifax County High School varsity volleyball made progress Monday night, dealing a three-set loss to Bassett in the Piedmont District tournament quarterfinal round Monday.

The Comets won, 25-18, 25-19 and 25-22. HCHS was set to meet Franklin County last night in semifinal action.

The Comets hope to advance to tonight’s Piedmont District tournament final, with all of the action set at Tunstall.

But the most important volleyball of the season is still to be played. HCHS will host a conference semifinal Monday night, at 6 p.m., against PH-Ashland.

If the Comets win that match, they would then advance to the conference final against the Orange-Albemarle winner. The teams in the conference final then move on to 5-A north regional action.

If the Comets lose to PH-Ashland, the season is over.

“We started out with great focus and we managed to maintain our focus for the most part throughout the match. We beat Bassett in three straight games,” said Comet coach Tiffaney Bratton.

“We had some great plays from junior middle hHitter Whitney White. Whitney really came on with some powerful hits that set us part from our opponents.

“We had some great serving from the team in general but some standouts serves and aces from senior Chris Bradshaw and sophomore Cecilie Elliott.

“This was a team that took us five games in the regular season play both at home and away. The difference tonight was that the girls were really focused on playing our style of play and we dominated the front line. We had some good hustle plays from Senior Megan Puckett and Sophomore Madison Puryear. The team in general really stepped it up and I was proud of their effort,” she said.



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