Varsity volleyball splits first two conference matches
Published 12:01 am Friday, September 9, 2022
Davie’s varsity volleyball team stopped the longest losing streak (three) in Amber Brandon’s eight seasons as coach when the War Eagles opened Central Piedmont Conference play against visiting Reynolds on Aug. 30.
The three-set win couldn’t have been much easier. The scores were 25-9, 25-7, 25-14. It was pretty much a rerun of the past 39 meetings. That’s how many consecutive times Davie has whipped the Demons, who fell to 1-5 overall.
Two days later in Kernersville, Davie and East Forsyth traded haymakers in a furious back-and-forth battle. East managed to escape with a 3-1 win (24-26, 20-25, 25-23, 19-25) while beating Davie for the third time in a row.
East (6-1 overall) evened its CPC record after losing 3-0 to Reagan. Davie slipped to 3-4, 1-1.
Davie’s JV picked up its first win under new coach Tabatha Lyons against visiting Reynolds, winning in two sets on Aug. 30. The scores were 25-21, 25-11.
“Grace Ratledge played well,” Lyons said. “She’s a big middle hitter. (Setter) Cora Nicholson had some good connections. (Mia Clemo, Mallorie Brown and Nicholson) served well in the second set, which really helped us close out that game.”
The War Eagles (1-3 overall) lost 2-1 at East on Sept. 1.