Jeff Linville Staff Reporter
September 28, 2013
DOBSON — Surry Central made short work of a newly formed volleyball team from Carver, winning both ends of a double header Thursday.
The Lady Eagles gave up just six points in four sets against Carver, which didn’t have a team at the start of the season. Central’s tennis team also was set to play Carver Thursday, but the Yellow Jackets didn’t have enough girls able to play.
Carver is just getting started with a program, but Coach Carrie Hutchens is hopeful the team will get bigger and better since they are a part of the new Western Piedmont Conference.
Rather than play a best three-out-of-five format, the teams agreed to do two two-of-three matches, explained Hutchens. The Eagles won 25-2, 25-1 and 25-3, 25-0.
Service accuracy has been a focus of the Eagles this season, and that showed with the team getting 100 of 101 serves in play. On those 100 good serves, the Eagles picked up 52 aces as the inexperienced Yellow Jackets had trouble in serve-receive.
Laura Dobbins went 40/40 serving with 22 aces to lead the Eagles.
While Hutchens can feel for Carver, the Eagles needed the two wins to take second place in the conference.
North Surry is 16-3 and a perfect 6-0 in conference play. Central is 10-5 and 4-2 in the league.
Forbush is 2-2, South Stokes 2-3 and West Stokes 2-4.
The Eagles have a win over Forbush and South Stokes, but lost to the Wildcats in the first trip through the conference schedule.