Local volleyball teams hit final stretch

From staff reports
Posted 10/15/21

Updates from local volleyball teams' final games of the regular season.

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Local volleyball teams hit final stretch

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Most area volleyball teams concluded the regular season this week, with Harnett Central claiming a share of its conference championship. 

Here are the highlights from Thursday's busy slate. 

Central shuts out Triton

Behind all-around efforts from its upperclassmen on Senior Night, Harnett Central took care of rival Triton for the second time this fall with a three-set win Thursday. 

Set scores were 25-17, 25-23 and 25-14.

Senior outside hitter Ivanna Jones led the Lady Trojans with a double-double, totaling 11 kills and 10 digs. Fellow upperclassmen Sinai Avalos Beltran and KeErica Snead each added eight kills, while Carlee Harrell had 15 assists. 

Junior middle hitter Lily Gervase had nine kills and a team-leading five blocks, while Carlie Love led the way with 16 assists and nine aces.

Triton finishes the season 10-12 overall and takes third in the All American with a 9-5 league record. 

Central (14-7, 13-1 AAC) finishes in a tie for first with Terry Sanford. A league meeting Saturday will decide which team holds the No. 1 seed heading into next week's conference tournament. 

Midway wins 9th straight

Despite dropping the opening set, Midway topped visiting East Bladen in five sets Thursday. 

Set scores were 25-27, 25-14, 25-6, 19-25 and 15-11

The reigning Record Player of the Week, Morgan Hall, tied with Leah Brannon for a team-leading 11 kills, while Blair Baggett and Rylie Williams added eight.  

On defense, McKenzie Williams set a career high with 40 digs while adding 29 serve receptions. 

Midway's ninth straight victory runs its overall record to 13-4, 10-1 in Southeastern Athletic Conference play, with the final regular-season game set for Tuesday, Oct. 19 at Fairmont.

Other local scores

Terry Sanford 3, Western Harnett 2.

South Johnston 3, West Johnston 0.

Pine Forest 3, Overhills 0. 

North Duplin 3, Hobbton 1.

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