Comets volleyball season rolls on at Gray Stone

Published 10:58 pm Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The dominance of the North Stanly volleyball team this season was on display again Tuesday night in a Yadkin Valley Conference road matchup at Gray Stone.

With scores of 25-16, 25-11 and 25-7, the Comets kept two streaks alive: an undefeated match win streak (10-0, 9-0 YVC) with 30 set wins in as many played.

North head coach Kadie Morgan said one of the team’s goals is to not drop a set, let alone a match.

“As we set goals for the season…one of our goals is to play everyone in three sets and be done,” Morgan said.

The North coach said her team’s focus is to not give points away and take the game to the opposition.

Despite the win, Morgan said the team did not play well in the first two sets but really started playing well in the third. Libero Brinn Kimrey led North with eight digs.

“We finally started playing in the third set. We didn’t exactly show up in the first two,” Morgan said.

“We didn’t play up to our potential but we came alive in the third.”

Nicole and Taegan Lowder had six kills each while Merris Talbert added five kills. Nicole Lowder added two blocks on defense.

Passing-wise, Alex Childress led North with 10 assists while Payton Landis had six assists.

What is most important for the Comets’ season moving forward, Morgan said, was communication and teamwork.

“It has to really stay alive. I feel like we can go all the way in straight sets. I believe I have that team.”

North gets a tough non-conference test Wednesday night at home against Mount Pleasant (8-3). Mount has won six of its last seven matches.

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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