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Volleyball suffers through second loss

SoVaNow.com / October 16, 2017
Halifax County High School varsity volleyball suffered its second loss of the season on the road Thursday.

The Comets, now 16-2, fell to Franklin County, 3-1.

The Comets started the best of five match very slowly. Franklin County came out swinging with a big front line versus Halifax.

“Franklin has a big front line. They came out overpowering us on the front line. We had some problems figuring out how to block and it really hurt us,” said coach Tiffaney Bratton.

The Comets fell to Franklin in the first game of the match. “We simply could not match up with their front line and we had some problems scoring against them,” said Bratton.

In the second game of the match the Comets started to play their game again. “We started to do what has given the success in our season, which is control the ball. We started to get the ball away from their big hitters and we won the second game with ease,” said Bratton.

The Comets made some big control hits and won the second game of the match. The Comets had some big hits from middle hitter Savanna Cabaniss and outside hitter Rose Spainhour.

“Both Rose and Savanna gave us some big hits to give us a lead and we went from there. We had some problems in the first game with serving and controlling the ball and the girls figured it out in the second game. We got some good placed serves from setter Mackenzie Lawter and outside hitter Callie Neal to make that an easy one to win,” said Bratton.

The Comets won the second game of the match to even the score.

In the third game the Comets found themselves again having problems controlling the middle hitters on Franklin’s team. “They started to hit in the middle and it made it difficult for us to cover the court,” said Bratton.

Franklin County started to overpower the Comets again. Franklin then used its entire front line to simply put the ball where the Comets could not cover. “They started to move us around and we could not cover the court as well. They got some easy shots and we started to get down on ourselves,” said Bratton.

The Comets lost the third game.

In the fourth game the Comets simply did not play their game. “We started out chasing Franklin and that is not our style of play. They did a great job of moving the ball around and using their entire front line and we could not control the ball at all,” said Bratton. The Comets never got going in the fourth game of the match and Franklin won the fourth game to win the match 3-1. “We never really got going in the fourth and final game of the match. I think they wanted it a little more than we did and it showed,” said Bratton.

The Comets host Park View High tonight for a non-district match.

Tuesday is Senior night, as the class of 2018 spikers will be honored as Bassett comes to town. It’s the final regular season district game.



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