The NCOE volleyball teams began their week of October 2 by traveling to Carrier Mills.
The Varsity started slow in the first set, but won 25-20. The second set was all NCOE as they won 25-7.
“Our attack got back on track and Carrier Mills could not respond,” coach Melton said.
The following night, the Cardinals welcomes Thompsonville to Phelps gym for another Conference match.
“This was the best match we would play before Regional pairings would be decided, so it had extra meaning,” Melton said.
But the Tigers struggled all night to respond to the Cardinals, and NCOE won 25-15, 25-16.
Ally Black led the serving through the two nights with 15 points, followed by Halle Everett with 14. Emilee Bishop and Caite Weiss each served 13 while Alex Thomas and Baylee Sutton had seven.
Everett was strong at the net with 23 kills and Bishop added 13. Evie Duncan had 9 kills and Black had 2. Black also ran the offense with 31 assists. Weiss had 5. One assist each was contributed by Everett, Bishop and Duncan.
Defensively, Sutton led with 10 digs and Everett had 9. Bishop had seven digs and Black added six. Thomas had 4, Weiss and Elizabeth Davis 3 with Duncan having 2. Everett had 3 blocks and Duncan one.
The Cards are now 17-2 and 6-0 in the Conference.
The JV had a busy two nights as well. First, they played Carrier Mills much tougher than their first two meetings and won 25-15, 25-15.
“We did not take them lightly, and it showed,” Black said. The Thompsonville match was typical of the matches NCOE has had with the Tigers over the years and the Cards won, after an hour and a half out, 25-16, 24-26, 19-17 .
“The girls played hard and overcame some mistakes to stick with it and finally win,” Black said.
Kilee Roser led the serving in the two matches with 20 points followed by Adrienne Frymire with 17. Abby Black had 10 and Tori Karnes addded 9. Mattie Wells finished with 7.
Evie Duncan led the offense with 17 kills and Kennedy Cook had 8. Frymire had 7 kills as Black and Wells each had four. Karnes and Roser had one kill apiece. Karnes led the setting with 28 assists and Wells had 13. Black, Cook, Frymire, and Roser each had one.
On the defensive side, Roser was busy with 12 digs and Black had 11. Wells had 9 with Karnes addin g6. Cook had 3 and Duncan had one. Duncan also had 3 blocks.
The JV Cardinals are now 21-1 and 5-1 in the Conference.