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North Davie volleyball back at full strength

North Davie’s volleyball team was back to full strength against visiting North Carolina Leadership Academy Sept. 30. It was no coincidence the Wildcats played their best match in weeks, winning in two sets.

“We played great,” coach Trish King said. “It had been about two and a half weeks since we’ve had our whole starting lineup, and we picked back up where we left off from the beginning.”

With key plays from Miley Brandon, Addy McKay, Nora Barringer, Hayden Gavura, Mia Clemo and Callie Jenkins, the Wildcats raised their record to 7-3.

“Our serving looked great with Miley, Addy, Nora and Hayden serving consistently,” she said. “Mia did a great job at the net, setting up Callie with the opportunity to hit well from the outside.”

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North represented the lone county win last week. On Sept. 28, South Davie lost at Wesleyan Christian Academy in two sets and Ellis lost 2-1 at NCLA.

For South (6-4), it was the first loss since the first Wesleyan meeting on Sept. 7. While the Tigers’ four-match winning streak ended, Ellis came up just short. The scores in that one were 19-25, 28-26, 12-15.

Two days later, the Jaguars (4-6) lost another three-set battle, this time at home against Summit. The scores were 21-25, 25-23, 3-15.