Lady Bears stay unbeaten


By Jackson Fuller - jfuller@civitasmedia.com



DANBURY — The Mount Airy volleyball team may have snuck under the radar to start the season, but the Lady Bears are now flying high with an undefeated record of 10-0.

Coach Chuck Morris and his team finished off its third consecutive sweep with a 3-0 win over North Stokes on Thursday. Mount Airy’s two previous sweeps were Atkins and Walkertown.

While Atkins and Walkertown haven’t been known for their volleyball, the Lady Vikings historically are a tough opponent.

All three sets were close, and Mount Airy’s greatest margin of victory was three points.

“We’re learning how to win in tough environments, and that’s really going to help the team down the road. This was a nice win,” Morris said.

The Bears took the first set 25-22, and they registered a comeback victory in set two with a 25-23 win.

Mount Airy finished the Vikings 25-22 in the third set.

Madeline Mayfield led the Bears with 12 kills, and Katie Hicks followed her with seven.

Morris said that this was his team’s best blocking performance all season, and Abby Harold led the way with six.

“Just an all-around balanced attack,” Morris said. “With our blocking we forced them out of their offense. It was another good team effort.”

Since a 3-2 win over Ashe County back in August, Mount Airy has won 18 of the past 19 sets over a six-game stretch.

The Lady Bears will be back in action on Tuesday when they host Bishop McGuinness.

By Jackson Fuller

jfuller@civitasmedia.com

Reach Jackson at 415-4702 and on twitter @jacksonfuller16

Reach Jackson at 415-4702 and on twitter @jacksonfuller16

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