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Calli Neal (4) and Rose Spainhour (15) team up for a block against Tunstall Tuesday.. (David Conner II photo)
SoVaNow.com / October 05, 2017
The lengthy unbeaten streak for the Halifax County High School varsity volleyball team has ended, with a 3-0 loss at home to Tunstall Tuesday night.

Halifax recorded a home non-district win over Park View Monday night.

Tunstall won in straight sets, 25-15; 25-15; 25-18.

Halifax is now 14-1.

Savanna Cabaniss had 23 attacks and eight kills. Rose Spainhour had 22 attacks and two kills.

Calli Neal had 12 attacks and four kills. Leigh-Anne McCormick had 12 attacks and one kill.

Jeri Tyler had nine attacks and two kills.

Mackenzie Lawter had 11 service points and McCormick had nine, with Cabaniss contributing eight.

Cabaniss had 19 good passes to lead that category. She also had four blocks.

Coach Tiffaney Bratton said it was better sooner than later, if the Halifax squad had to lose. Even with the high level of play this squad has shown, a spotless regular season mark was unlikely.

“We kind of never really got going (against Tunstall). They had some pretty good serves that we didn’t pass. Passing was off. Our chances to get big hits, we kind of missed out on. We kind of had the chance to get some momentum, and we lost it. We never really got going,” said Bratton.

On Monday, Halifax defeated a competitive Park View squad 3-1.

“Were almost evenly matched with us. They were probably a little scrappier than us. “The difference was, we just wanted to win,” said Bratton. “We were more loose.”

Halifax won game one, 25-21, and game two, 25-22.

Park View picked up the game three win, 25-22. But Halifax edged Park View 25-23 to claim the game four win and the match.

Team leaders from a statistics point of view proved to be Rose Spainhoiur, Savanna Cabaniss and MacKenzie Lawter.

The jayvees also fell to Tunstall, 2-0, 25-16 and 25-23.

Abby Martin led the Comets with 19 attacks and Kirsten Wellons had six. Martin had six kills, while Raegan Ridgeway had three.

Coach Jessica Martin said the Comets played well, despite the loss.

Halifax was stagnant early, but showed improvement in the second game and played well.

The Comet jayveess fell to Park View in two games, 26-14 and 25-16 on Monday.

VARSITY STATISTICS: Attacks: Spainhour-45, McCormick-33, Cabaniss-27, Neal-24, Tyler-15, Lawter-10.

Kills: Cabaniss-13, Spainhour-11, McCormick-9, Neal-6, Tyler-3, Lawter-2 Service Points: Lawter-22, Spainhour-19, Cabaniss-14, Neal-14, McCormick-11, Tyler 10, Cole-4

Aces: Spainhour-3, Tyler-2, Lawter-1, Cabaniss-1

Sets: Lawter-94, McCormick-31

Passes: Cabaniss-38, Spainhour-30, Cole-25, Neal-16, Lawter-16, McCormick-12, Chappell-9, Tyler-7

Blocks: Cabaniss-8, Neal-2, McCormick-1

JV STATISTICS: Attacks: Martin-13, Ridgeway-7, Wellons-7, Foushee-5, Wilborn-5, Bowen-2, Duffer-2

Kills: Martin-5, Wellons-4, Ridgeway-1, Wilborn-1

Service Points: Ridgeway-9, Duffer-9, Foushee-7, Wilborn-5, Wellons-4, Martin-3

Aces: Duffer-4, Wellons-1

Sets: Foushee-25, Strickland-4

Passes: Duffer-16, Ridgeway-11, Edmunds-8, Martin-4, Wellons-4, Wilborn-4

Blocks: Martin-1

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