, 2014

Northumberland edges Lancaster at the net, 3-2

by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

The varsity Lady Devils split matches against Northern Neck District opponents Northumberland and Colonial Beach last week to fall to 4-2 in the league and 10-4 overall with only a week remaining in regular season volleyball.

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Lancaster’s JV volleyball members welcomed more than 30 aspiring players last Thursday prior to the varsity game against Colonial Beach. The young girls, who participated in a volleyball camp at Lancaster last spring, were honored at ‘Campers Night.’ They joined players in pre-game activities, were admitted free and had an assigned seating area. Photo by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi

The varsity Lady Devils split matches against Northern Neck District opponents Northumberland and Colonial Beach last week to fall to 4-2 in the league and 10-4 overall with only a week remaining in regular season volleyball.

It took all five games in the best of five series for the Indians to get by Lancaster, 3-2, last Tuesday. Northumberland edged the Lady Devils, 25-23, 18-25, 24-26, 25-21, 15-8.

Lori Smith put over 17 service points for Lancaster with five aces and Brittany Jones served for 12 points with two aces to lead behind the line. Brooke Hudnall had 10 service points.

Skylar Kellum led the attack at the net with five kills on the night, while Hudnall had eight and July Traylor seven. Traylor and Carli Hanback had two blocks each.

Smith and Kellum led the setters with Smith popping up 18 assists and Kellum 15.

Traylor laid out for 10 digs while Paige Pittman had nine and Jones seven.

In Lancaster’s 25-14, 25-12, 25-14 sweep of Colonial Beach last Thursday, Hudnall served for 14 points with six aces and Olivia Beck served for 11 with four aces.

At the net, Kellum had eight kills and Hudnall three. Hanback had one kill and a block.

Hanback also led the setters with 10 assists.

Lancaster will travel to Washington & Lee tonight (October 18) and Rappahannock Tuesday, October 23.

In JV games, Lancaster picked up a 2-0 win over Colonial Beach, but lost 0-2 to Northumberland.

The Lady Indians beat Lancaster, 25-23, 25-10, last Tuesday with Brook Reed putting over seven points with three aces and Skylar Dixon serving for six points with an ace to lead the Lady Devils’ servers. Caroline Merryman served for five points with two aces.

Tyler Martin had three kills and Merryman one, while Caroline Beck got down for seven digs and Reed had five.

In last Thursday’s 25-17, 25-12 win over Colonial Beach, Kyndall James served for 12 points with three aces and Dixon served for 10 with four aces. Beck had five service points with three aces and Merryman four with two aces. Reed also put over two aces, while Martin and Le’Aira Kelley had a serve each go unreturned.

At the net, James, Reed and Martin had two kills each. Kelley had one kill and a block.


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