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Lady Comets drop GW in volleyball
SoVaNow.com / September 19, 2013Halifax County High School varsity volleyball moved closer to playing the kind of style head coach Tiffaney Bratton looks for on Tuesday night.
The Comets dominated district rival GW-Danville, winning in three sets, 25-11, 25-20 and decisively in the third game at home.
“We played a GW team that’s full of athletes, but not necessarily volleyball players. I was really proud the girls played their game, instead of playing like the other team,” HCHS wants to be dominant on the front line.
“The front line is definitely the strength of our play. Got some really good serving, and some really good assisted serving, which has been our problem, too. Definitely played our game, played like a front power line, and everybody got to play,” said the coach.
HCHS is 5-4 overall, and 2-1 in the district. Halifax has lost to Magna Vista and defeated Bassett and GW.
HCHS is prepping for the all-important conference tournament to determine the regional seeding. This will involve teams the Comets will not see in the regular season.
“We’re definitely a work in progress, trying to keep the confidence level up, and team spirit up. The talent is ... definitely there. It’s just a matter of getting ten young ladies together as a team and keeping their spirit up,” said Bratton.
Gabrielle Spainhour had nine aces, 13 good serves, 11 service points, three kills, nine attacks and five good passes, adding 19 good sets. STATS: Taylor Barnes had two aces, six good serves, five service points and seven good passes. Chris Bradshaw contributed, with six aces, 12 good serves, ten service points, one kill, three attacks, and 15 good passes. Cecilie Elliott had three aces, nine good serves, seven service points, two attacks, two good passes and 14 good sets.
Maddie Jackson had seven good passes, while Megan Nunn added two good serves, one service point and three good passes. Megan Puckett had three aces, seven good serves, four service points, one kill, two attacks and five good passes. Madison Puryear had 14 good sets.
Whitney White added seven good serves, three service points, six kills, 14 attacks and one good pass.
Logan Redd had one ace, three good serves, two service points, three kills and six attacks, with one good pass.
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