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Trinity Martin had strong net play in Thursday’s varsity volleyball loss to Patrick County.
SoVaNow.com / April 12, 2021

The Halifax County High School varsity volleyball team closed out its season on Thursday, losing to district leading Patrick County 3-1 at home.

The Comets finished 2-9, a far cry from what they wanted. In a normal season the girls would still be going to postseason action, but not this season due to the VHSL’s condensed Championships+1 calendar adopted in response to COVID-19. The format limits the number of teams qualifying for region playoffs.

Still, the Comets fought a decent battle on Thursday night, winning the first set 25-18 and only losing the second set by three points, 25-22. That seemed to be enough to awaken Patrick, which finished out the match at 25-11 and 25-19.

Comet seniors Amanda Duffer, Kirsten Wellons and Bailey Bowen played a strong match to end their high school volleyball careers. Duffer had 2 aces, 3 kills, 5 assists and 5 digs; Wellons 2 digs, 2 assists, 4 kills, 1 block and Bowen with 1 kill and 7 digs.

Trinity Martin had another solid outing posting 4 kills, 6 digs, 1 ace, and a block. Tessy Henderson had a good game at the net ripping five kills and a block.

Madison Barnes finished with 1 ace, 1 dig, and an assist.

The balance of the stats for the team were: Sarah Watts 11 digs, 1 ace; Arissa Conner 6 digs; Jadyn Harlow 3 digs; Emma Payne 4 assists, 9 digs.

First year head coach Sunshine Martin said this year was a challenge but she was proud of the way her girls worked to improve each practice. She noted with a regular season schedule in place hopefully for the upcoming season and a return to normal in conditioning practices, the team will be better prepared this fall.





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