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Lions spikers improve to 4-0 for the seasonLions spikers improve to 4-0 for the season


Five players were a combined 60/71 behind the service line, and the Halifax County Middle School volleyball team swept Park View Thursday to improve to 4-0 on the season. Megan Nunn was a perfect 17/17, Cecilie Elliott 11/16, Amber Moore 6/8, Taylor Barnes 7/8, Denia Rauls 18/19 and Heather Griles 1/3 behind the service line for Halifax, which won game one 25-11.

Halifax won game two 25-9 and gave three 25-16 to clinch the match.

“The girls played really well against Parkview,” said coach Jennifer Trent.”

“Parkview seemed to have a lot of potential, but they just didn’t seem to pull it together against us today.

“They definitely tried to bump, set and spike, but our serving and passing seemed to overtake them at times.”

Halifax played well in several aspects of the game despite missing one of its players, Trent explained.

“I moved Denia Rauls into the middle for the day and that seemed to work really well.

“Heather Griles was really effective at passing.  Cecilie Elliott, Megan Nunn, and Denia Rauls all had good days at the serving line, and Taylor Barnes had some good kills today, while Madison Puryear was effective setting with nine assists.”

Trent saw a lot of positives in her team’s win on Thursday.

“We enjoyed having the challenge of playing a conference team that can put together an attack,” she explained.

“I definitely enjoyed seeing the girls come together and play as a team.  “I saw a lot of positive things today, including us playing our defensive positions, and the passing and serving seemed to get better.”

Lions Stats

Christy McFadden: Good back row play

Haley Wooding: Good back row play

Mackenzie Lawter: Good back row play

Megan Nunn: 17/17 serving, three assists

Cecilie Elliott: 11/16 serving, three aces, two kills

Madison Puryear: Nine assists

Amber Moore: 6/8 serving

Taylor Barnes: 7/8 serving, four kills

Rose Spainhour: Good back row play

Denia Rauls: 18/19 serving, three kills

Sierra Nunn: One kill

Heather Griles: 1/3 serving, two kills