West Stanly volleyball claims RRC regular-season title

Published 9:19 am Friday, December 18, 2020

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With the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, many high school volleyball teams in North Carolina played a shorter schedule.

For West Stanly, the Colts jumped into Rocky River Conference play right away and remained undefeated including Tuesday’s 3-1 win over Mount Pleasant.

West (9-0, 9-0 RRC) secured the team’s second straight regular-season title by topping the second place Tigers with scores of 21-25, 25-16, 25-20 and 25-12 in favor of the Colts.

Kayli Cleaver led West with 19 kills while Riley Barbee had a double-double with 13 kills and 10 digs. Addie Barbee drove the offense with 35 assists and also led West with 19 digs. Caylee Clayton added a strong defensive effort with 18 digs and eight service aces, and Kelsey Parker had 13 digs.

The Colts have one more Rocky River Conference game, then will play several non-conference games including Wednesday at North Stanly.

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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