Lady Eagles sweep Sauras 3-0 on road
by Jeff Linville Staff Reporter
WALNUT COVE — The Lady Eagles wrapped up second place in volleyball with a 3-0 win over South Stokes Tuesday.
Surry Central improved to 12-5, 6-2 in the new Western Piedmont Conference, trailing only North Surry (17-3, 6-0).
Coming in at 9-7, South Stokes was scrappy, showed great floor coverage and some hard hitting up front, according to Central assistant coach Camarra Kidd.
The Eagles won the first set 25-17, then improved to 25-11 in the second frame.
The front line was efficient at finding holes in the defense, especially in the second game, said head coach Carrie Hutchens.
Tori Blevins, Cassidy Joyner and Kelsey Taylor all played well up front, the coaches said.
Taylor led the team with 12 kills, Joyner 11, Blevins and Kristin Key six each and McKenzie Danley three.
Taylor also led with two stuff blocks, while Danley, Joyner and Kidd had one each.
Kaitlin Kidd led the offense with 42 assists, while Key added two and Danley one.
Kaitlin mixed it up a lot at the net, and several players contributed, the coaches noted.
On the back line, Kendra Johnson contributed 19 digs, Holly Mason 11, Brooke Lewis 10, Kidd and Joyner eight each and Taylor three.
Holly did well with her passing all night, said Hutchens, and the defense covered the floor well.
Down 0-2, the Lady Sauras refused to quit and battled back and forth in the third set.
At one point the Eagles were down six points, but kept fighting back.
With South Stokes up 18-14, the Eagles finally took the lead on six straight points, with five coming behind the serve of Joyner, who had three aces in the match.
The Eagles eventually pulled out a 25-22 set to clinch.
Central next travels to North Surry on Thursday. While the Eagles are on a three-match winning streak, the Lady Greyhounds have taken 16 straight and won the first meeting 3-0.
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