The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

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September 26, 2012

West Mont. extends lead over Bulldogs; West Stanly undefeated in RRC with win


Wednesday, September 26, 2012 — Thursday’s Matches

West Stanly 3

North Stanly 0

The annual volleyball matches between Rocky River Conference and county rivals North and West Stanly have featured over the past few seasons two teams in the upper ranks of the conference standings.

Thursday’s showdown at West Stanly was no different as a rowdy student section greeted the visiting Comets for a hotly contested match.

West Stanly completed their first round of conference play with a 3-0 sweep of North Stanly.

Scores of the match were 25-20, 25-22 and 25-16.

Junior Courtney Grant led West Stanly (12-1, 7-0 RRC) with seven blocks and 19 kills, while senior Emily Morgan had the highest kill percentage for the Colts with 16 kills in 24 attempts.

Libero Devan Fincher played solid defense for the Colts with 15 digs, while junior Catherine Morgan had 18 assists and four service aces for West.

In JV action, the West Stanly JV’s stayed perfect on the season with a two-set win over North.

Scores of the match were 25-23 and 26-24, keeping their streak of having not lost a set this season alive as well as their win streak.

The Colts take on Monroe  tonight and travel to Central Academy on Thursday night.

Albemarle 3

South Davidson 0

Using a strong serving performance on the road Thursday night, the Bulldogs won 3-0 at South Davidson. Scores of the match were 25-11, 25-10 and 25-13.

Akela Branch continued her stellar junior season for the Bulldogs with 20 kills and five digs, while Alex Potter had seven kills, five aces and five digs.

Tasmin Mack added five kills and a team high seven aces, with Kijana Sellers and Morgan Swink serving three aces each.

Morgan Smet had 35 assists and libero Anna Yang had six digs.


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