Wednesday, September 30, 2015

THE WRAP: Rivalry Night Volleyball....

BOYS: Atlee overcame an 0-1 deficit, finding just enough holes in the Patrick Henry defense for timely kills as the Raiders came back for a 3-1 victory Tuesday night in Ashland. The Raiders, ranked second in the RVA Sports Network Super 6 Boys Volleyball poll, improved to 12-2. Cole Carrano of Patrick Henry had a fine match, with 14 kills and 12 digs for the 7-5 Patriots.

Hanover swept Lee-Davis in three sets Tuesday as Lee Olenyik had eleven kills, while Cory Peel had eight.

GIRLS: Atlee swept Patrick Henry Tuesday as Madison Whitehurst registered 13 kills to help the fourth ranked Raiders. Scores were 25-17, 25-18, 25-11.

(RVA Sports Network correspondent Taylor Luck filed the below report on the showdown between third-ranked Hanover and Lee-Davis)

Tuesday evening featured a rivalry match-up between the Hanover Hawks and Lee-Davis Confederates girls volleyball teams. Both schools debuted in the top 5 of last week’s Super 6 rankings, and looked to build on their success with a big win over another ranked opponent. It was a well fought match, but in the end Hanover was the more disciplined team and capitalized on a buffet of mistakes by Lee-Davis and took the win 3-1
The Confederates came out strong, and convincingly won the first set 25-16 thanks to some brilliant play by sophomore Mackenzie Wright, but were beaten 25-17 in set two by a resurgent Hanover. L-D found themselves down 7 points late in set 3 and attempted a comeback, but fell just short losing 25-22. The final set was close at first, but the Hawks went on a 10-3 run at the end to win the set 25-17, and secure their 3-1 victory.

Hanover was led by Miranda Hall’s 12 kills, Rebecca Hoover’s 18 digs, and Kendall Pully’s impressive 48 assists in the win. The Hawks extend their winning streak to 9 games, and improve to a 12-3 record on the season. They finish off this week at home against Highland Springs Thursday, and play host to Patrick Henry next Tuesday.ext Thursday.

Lee-Davis saw a great performance from senior Rachel Gaston, who led the team with 13 kills, 4 blocks, and 7 digs. Anna Soroka contributed 28 assists and 3 aces, and Mackenzie Wright recorded 3 aces of her own in the loss. The Confederates fall to 6-6 on the season, and will finish off this week with a home game against Armstrong on Thursday. Next week Lee-Davis will travel to Atlee Tuesday and have a home game against Deep Run. on Thursday.

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