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Lions play for volleyball title / October 14, 2019
The Halifax County Middle School volleyball team beat Patrick County 2-0 Thursday in the semifinals match of the Junior Piedmont District tournament.

The Lions won the first set 25-1. Abby Duffer served 18 points in a row with 9 aces. Makayla Powell contributed five aces and 1 kill. The Lions won the second set 25-4. Peyton Irby served 15 points in a row in addition to 8 aces and 1 kill. Blakely Martin led the team in kills for the match.

“Tonight the girls played the best they have all season. The score doesn’t reflect the competition level of Patrick County, we just played really well and our serves were on point. Coach Bane and I couldn’t be more proud and look forward to working hard the next two practices before we take on Laurel Park in the championship game on Tuesday,” said coach Reagan Cannon.

First set - 25-1

Emma Payne: Assists- 3

Makayla Powell- Ace-5 Kills 1

Blakely Martin- Kills-1

Abby Duffer- Ace- 9 18 service points in a row

Peyton Irby- Kills-1

Second set - 25-4

Emma Payne- Assists-2

Olivia Seamster: Assists-1

Blakely Martin: Kills-2

Abby Duffer- Kills-1

Peyton Irby: Ace-8 , Kills-1 15 Service points in a row

The Lions will meet Laurel Park for the tournament title Tuesday at 5 p.m.

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