North Davie volleyball too much for South

Published 9:47 am Thursday, December 17, 2020

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After watching its three-match winning streak end against Ellis, North Davie’s volleyball team bounced back for a win at South Davie on Dec. 8.

It was the second win over South for the Wildcats.

“I’m having to quarantine, so I’ve got people coaching for me,” coach Trish King said. “I’m watching the games as they stream. I was pacing back and forth in front of my TV clapping like I was there in person.”

Which Wildcats pleased King the most as she cheered from home? Hanna Steinour, Cecelia Pitcher and Quinn Smeeton.

“Hanna made some adjustments on her hits today, which was something we talked about over the phone before the match,” King said. “The adjustments were spot-on and she hit well from outside.

“Consistent passing from Cecelia and Quinn from the back row helps tremendously. Without good passing, there would be no hits from the front row.”


What’s less good: The Wildcats lost 2-1 at Summit on Dec. 10.  The Eagles dominated the first set 25-10. The Wildcats, sparked by Steinour and Mia Clemo, claimed the second set 25-20.

“Great hits from Hanna and Mia got us back in the match during the second set,” said King, who also credited Smeeton. “Quinn was great at motivating the girls and played well as our libero.”

The third set, however, did not go North’s way.

“We lost our momentum in the third set,” she said. “Poor serve-receive ended up being our nemesis in the end as we actually beat ourselves. You’ve got to get that first pass to your setter or everything falls apart.”

Notes: North’s record is 4-3. … Summit has largely bullied Ellis, North and South. The Eagles are 5-1 against Davie County, the only blemish coming from Ellis. … Before losing to North, South Davie fell at Wesleyan Christian Academy. The Tigers sank to 1-5.