Monday, Sept. 10 the NCOE Volleyball team welcomed Johnston City to Price Gym for a regular season match. The Indians were added to the schedule early in the season.
“It’s good to play new opponents,” Coach Jaclyn Melton said. The first set was evenly played at the beginning before the Cards pulled away to win 25-17. The second set followed the Cardinals pattern as they won 25-9
Abby Black led the scoring with 17 points and Emilee Bishop added 7. Six points are served by Tori Karnes as Halle Everett, Mattie Wells and Baylee Sutton had 2 apiece.
Offensively, Everett led the attack with 12 kills. Sophie Neal had 3 kills and Kilee Roser 2. Kennedy Cook, Bishop and Wells each had one. Wells had 15 setting assists with Bishop having 2. Neal and Sutton had one each.
Sutton had a busy night defensively with 8 digs. Neal had 3 and Bishop, Everett and Roser had 2 apiece. Black and Karnes had one each. Everett and Bishop both had 3 blocks.
“This was a good win. We appreciated Johnston City picking us up,” Melton said. The varsity is now 8-0.
After playing in the Carrier Mills tournament Saturday, the Jr. Varsity stepped right back on the court to face the Indians. “The girls gained in experience and I think helped,” Jr. Varsity Coach Black said.
The team won the first set 25-23 and then played strong in the second to win 25-12.
Black led the scoring with 10 points and Roser had seven. Karnes had five and one each was served by Jadyn Ash, Erin Wicker and Meagan Healy.
Offensively, Ash led with 6 kills and Healy had four. One kill apiece was recorded by Hallie Roper, Roser, Karnes and Black. Wicker had 8 assists in 47 sets, as Karnes added two. Roser and Black had one each.
Defensively, Black and Karnes had 8 digs apiece and Healy 5. Roser added one. Ash had one block.
The win gave the JV a 3-4 record.