By: Staff Report
October 24, 2013
DOBSON – The Lady Knights swept Wytheville Community College 3-0 in volleyball action Tuesday.
Surry Community College hosted its fifth-annual Dig Pink game to raise breast cancer awareness.
The match also was SCC’s senior night for the four members of its sophomore class: Mount Airy’s Alexis Allen, Elkin’s Samantha Dimmette, East Surry’s Madison Jessup and North Surry’s Brooke Johnson.
Surry trailed most of the first set before pulling away from the Wildcats, 25-20. Brooke Johnson led the Lady Knights with three kills to go along with two blocks. Dana Brown, a Mount Airy graduate, dished out 10 assists in the opening set while Maddison Hawks (North Surry) notched five digs.
In the second set, Surry raced out to a 13-1 lead before finishing off Wytheville, 25-14. Samantha Dimmette had a strong second set with four kills while adding two blocks. Brown posted nine assists during the set while Hawks added eight assists.
“We got off to a great start in the second set,” said Coach Jan Marion-Kiser. “We keep the momentum during the set and had some productive points.”
SCC finished off the Wildcats with another strong third set, 25-15. Cassidy Gregory and Johnson each recorded two kills during the set while Brown dished out another six assists. Hawks continued her strong defensive play notching six digs while Madison Jessup added two digs during the set.
“We showed glimpses of playing well, especially during the second and third sets,” added Marion-Kiser. “We need to be more consistent with our play heading into next week’s Region X tournament.”
Overall, Johnson and Gregory led a balanced Knight attack with seven kills each. Dimmette and Allen added five kills while Brown handed out a game-high 25 assists.
Dimmette and Brown also led Surry with two service aces each.
Defensively, Hawks notched 21 digs while Jessup added five digs and Tiffany Coe (Surry Central) recorded four digs. Johnson led Surry with five blocks with Shay Hampton adding three blocks.
Prior to the game, the Lady Knights honored local cancer survivors.
“This is a wonderful way to promote breast cancer awareness and honor cancer survivors in our community,” added Marion-Kiser.
SCC (15-9, 7-8 in Region X) wraps up the regular season today against Louisburg in a game at Guilford Tech, starting at 4 p.m.