West Stanly volleyball sweeps West Montgomery at home

Published 5:00 pm Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Monday’s non-conference home match for West Stanly saw the Colts host the West Montgomery Warrior as a large thunderstorm passed overhead.

As the halls around the gym filled for open house, the Colts rained aces and kills on the Warriors, winning in three straight sets, 25-15, 25-13 and 25-12.

Addie Barbee led West Stanly  (3-1) in two stat categories with five of the team’s 18 kills and seven of West’s 14 assists. The Colts had 29 aces in the game led by Madison Kee with eight.

Defensively, Kee had three total blocks while Chassity Thomas led West Stanly with six of the Colts 21 digs.

West Stanly built an early lead, going up 14-7 and forcing a timeout from the Warriors. The hosts continued to build the advantage in the opening set, winning by 10.

In the second set, the Warriors led early 6-2, including an ace from Maddie Coble, forcing the Colts to call timeout.

West Stanly worked back into the set, getting a block and later an ace from Madison Kee to eventually pull into a 9-9 tie. The Colts surged forward including a Riley Barbee kill to lead 12-9, with the Warriors calling timeout.

Kayli Cleavor had a kill and two aces along with a tip from Riley Barbee as West Stanly continued to build its lead. Addie Barbee’s tip winner gave the Colts the set

The third set saw both teams play even for the first few points. West Stanly won a long point to tie the set, 7-7, then took the lead with a 9-2 run. Kee had four aces in the run.

Abbie Yarboro stopped the momentum briefly with a kill for the Warriors but West Stanly continued to surge forward. Riley Barbee posted a kill, then later t, Caylee Clatyon’s ace won the final set by 13 points.

“Tonight did not show our best game. We had a lot of mental errors,” West assistant coach Steffi Dutton said. “We did well serving but we also missed 11 serves.”

The coach added West “may be young age-wise but skill wise we are playing well above.”

The Colts continue non-conference play tonight at 4A Hickory Ridge.

Contact Charles Curcio at charles.curcio@stanlynewspress.com, 704-983-1361 or via Twitter (@charles_curcio).

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio has served as the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press for more than 16 years and has written numerous news and feature storeis as well. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also won an award from Boone Newspapers, and has won four North Carolina Press Association awards.

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