HAYS — East Surry won its second volleyball match of the season in a sweep of North Wilkes.
Each set was close, but the Lady Cardinals finished off each frame 25-22, 25-22 and 25-20.
In East’s first win against Elkin, head coach Caleb Gilley said his team played sloppy at times and gave away too many points in the first and third sets.
“We did a much better job keeping serves in play,” he said, and the accuracy was better on those serves, too.
North’s Jackie Denny is great in the middle, and the outside hitter is good, too, he said, so the serves helped take North out of its offense and kept those two from doing as much damage as they could have.
Sydney Marion had a great game defensively in the middle, Gilley said. She blocked five swings and slowed down several other shots by getting her fingers on the ball. Kacie Markle had four blocks as well.
The passing was great for the most part, he said. There were times when the players could have read the ball better, but it’s still early in the season so they should improve there. It was a solid effort, but with areas where they can still use some work.
North Wilkes is a good team, Gilley said, so he is glad to get a big win on the road.
Setter Olivia Sheets made 29 assists and five kills. Markle had 11 kills, Cheyenne Kota 10, Kristel Hicinbothem eight kills and Jessi Marion three.
Sydney Mosley led the team with 17 digs, Jesse Barr added 12. Markle had eight, and Sheets and Jessi Marion seven each.
Kota led the team with four service aces.
The Cards host North Surry today.