After losing the first set, the Davie varsity volleyball team revved up, winning the next three sets to take the match 3-1 from visiting West Davidson.
Davie dropped the first set 25-19.
“I was glad to see the girls regroup after that first set,” coach Becky Miller said. “We adjusted to what they were doing and slowed them down.”
The match could not have been much tighter. Davie won the last three sets 25-23, 25-22, 25-23 to improve to 2-1. All three have been nonconference matches.
“We’re coming along,” Miller said. “There’s been a lot of learning taking place in the gym for the last couple weeks, trying to get everybody on the same page.”
Anne-Marie Jones, Rachel Ruble, Kristina Parrish and Kendal Tifft did the heavy lifting. Jones had 11 kills and 16 digs.
“Anne-Marie is getting consistent at hitting,” Miller said. “She gets on top of the ball. It’s hard to slow her down. She’s got good hang time. She will hang in the air and find an opening. Even if there is a block, she’s good at cutting it around the block.”
Ruble had six kills, five aces and three blocks.
“She keeps getting stronger,” Miller said. “She is a solid, all-around player. She gives us strength and confidence on the front row. She’s getting more versatile where she hits the ball ...