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Lady Comets drop Eagles for second in WVD

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Whitney White (8) and Kendall Lloyd (10) patrol the net.
SoVaNow.com / October 10, 2012
The Halifax County High School varsity volleyball team earned a signature win over Franklin County at home Tuesday night.

The Comets, now holding down second place in the district, won three straight games over the Eagles. HCHS repelled a potential Eagle challenge in the second period and rolled through the third game for the match win. HCHS won, 25-22, 25-23, and 25-19.

Comet spiker Meg Bane pointed out this is the first time the current varsity team had not defeated FCHS. Bane noted some major improvement for the Comets.

“This season started off really rotten. We couldn’t work as a team on the court, and yesterday, was a turnaround. We were going downhill ... Finally, we became a team today and .. worked hard and took it away from Franklin County.”

Autumn McFadden also noted more teamwork. “We finally broke that barrier (against FCHS) and now we’re going to make a lot more wins,” she said. “Everything was really good tonight. Serving definitely was a lot better ... that was a big key.”

Varsity coach Tiffaney White was pleased to see her squad take over undisputed possession of second place in the WVD.

“They really became a team tonight. We talked about that. We were having some issues,” said White.

HCHS had only three service errors after averaging around a dozen. The passing still needs improvement, but “once we get our passing going, we’ll definitely give PH a game.”

HCHS was bolstered by a momentum-changing comeback in game two. “Nothing was going to stop us from winning tonight,” said White, who put her team through some focused practice sessions.

Chris Bradshaw had four aces, 15 good serves, and 12 service points. Bradshaw had five attacks and ten good passes.

Bane had one ace, 13 good serves, eight service points and 58 good sets. She had two kills, three attacks and two good passes.

White added six kills, 11 attacks and six blocks.

Kendall Lloyd had two aces, six good serves, three service points. Lloyd also had five kills, 14 attacks and five good passes, with one block.

Kelsey Williams had three good saves and three good sets. Williams had two kills, 11 attacks and 19 good passes, with one block.

McFadden had one ace, ten good serves, five service points and two good sets. McFadden had ten good passes. Gabby Spainhour had two kills and seven attacks, with two good passes.

Cori Campbell had one ace, two good serves, two service points and one good set. She had two good passes.

Jordan Miller had one ace, 11 good serves, five service points and one good set. Miller had six kills, 14 attacks and 18 good passes, with one block.

HCHS had taken over second place in the WVD with the win, as PH also defeated the Eagles earlier in district competition.

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