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Volleyball team sweeps Park View in home game

Senior outside hitter Kelsy Williams went behind the service line to record a team-leading six service aces and 16 good serves, and the Halifax Count y High School varsity volleyball team defeated Park View High School 3-0 at home on Monday.

Chris Bradshaw and Cori Campbell each had 11 service points, Meg Bane had 46 good sets, Kendall Lloyd and Jordan Miller each had six kills, Miller had 17 attacks, Autumn McFadden had 14 good passes and Whitney White had two blocks, all team highs for the Comets.

Monday’s win was the second three-game sweep by the Comets (10-5, 3-1 WVD) over the Dragons this season.

Park View brings a defensive-minded team to the court with solid back row play but with fewer hitters and blocker than the Comets, and Halifax took advantage with 22 kills for the night.

Halifax trailed early in game one before tying the game at 7-7, and behind eight service points from Williams took a 15-7 lead.

The lead ballooned to 20-9, and the Comets led comfortably thereafter to win the first game 25-16.

Halifax grabbed a 4-3 lead early in game two and again surged to a comfortable win, leading by as many as 12 points before claiming a 25-13 win. 

The Comets led virtually the entire way to win game three and the match, leading by anywhere from four to seven points before surging at the end to win by a 25-16 score.

Although not playing their best ball of the season, the Comets were still efficient against a team that took them to five games in Comets Gym last season.

“We were efficient, not our best game by far but efficient,” said Head Coach Tiffaney White.

“We kind of get sucked in by other teams and sometimes play like them.”

“Not our best game, and we need to get out of that mentality,” said White referring to Park View’s style of play,” White pointed out.

“They even stopped blocking and pulled off the net.

“I thought Jordan Miller had an excellent hitting game, and they backed off the net and didn’t even try to block her.”

Williams also had one of her better overall matches of the season with her solid play behind the service line in addition to hitting and passing, according to White

“Kelsy has really stepped up her game and really improved, blocking and passing,” noted White.

“We got a chance to play everybody, and they got a feel for playing which will help us next year.

“Overall, it was a solid win.”

Stats

Service Aces: Williams six; Bradshaw four; Lloyd, Miller two; Bane, Megan Puckett, Hannah Saunders, Autumn McFadden, Gabrielle Spainhour, Campbell, Maddie Jackson one

 Good Serves: Williams 16; Bradshaw 11; McFadden 10; Lloyd eight; Bane, Puckett, Saunders five; Miller three; Campbell, Jackson two; Spainhour one

 Service Points: Bradshaw, Campbell 11; Williams nine; McFadden five; Puckett, Lloyd four; Saunders, Miller three; Bane two; Spainhour, Jackson one

 Good Sets: Bane 46; Campbell 10; Williams, McFadden one

 Kills: Lloyd, Miller six; White, Williams four; Spainhour two

 Attacks: Miller 17; Spainhour 13; Lloyd 12; Williams 10; White six; Bradshaw, Bane one

 Good Passes: McFadde 14; Miller 13; Bradshaw 10; Williams nine; Lloyd four; Puckett three; Jackson two; Bane, Spainhour one

 Blocks: White two; Miller one