WALNUT COVE — North Surry remains tied with Forbush atop the volleyball standings after sweeping South Stokes 3-0 on the road.
The Lady Sauras are 10-0 in non-conference matches, but 1-2 in the Western Piedmont after losing to Surry Central and North Surry a week apart.
After a 3-1 loss to a good 4A school last week, the Lady Greyhounds have run off four wins this week. They beat an undermanned Carver team in a double-header. Then they topped Surry Central 3-1 on Tuesday.
On Thursday, the Hounds took the first set 25-19, then squeezed out two close ones: 27-25 and 25-23.
“We got a good conference road win tonight,” said North coach Shane Slate. “We passed well in serve-receive and were able to get a lot of attackers involved.”
According to his stats, Slate recorded 48 digs by his players and only two passing errors.
That allowed setter Dixie Fulk to spread the ball around to her hitters. She finished with 43 assists to go with four digs, three aces and 19-21 serving.
Cidney Fulk and Maggie Hawks led the back line with 13 digs each. Paige Sizemore had nine, and Anna Martin tallied four.
On the front, Tyra Galloway had 11 kills, Sizemore 10, Arin Bunker nine and Martin eight.
Mikaela Johnson, who missed several matches with a bad ankle sprain, had eight kills and a block in just her second match back.
“I also thought we were productive serving the ball so we kept them out of system.”
Martin was a perfect 10-10, Hawks 10-11, Bunker 9-10, Galloway 10-12 and Sizemore 9-11.
The Hounds improved to 5-0 in the Western Piedmont, but still have two matches with Forbush, which stands at 10-4, 3-0 in the WPAC.
Surry Central has only two conference matches so far and is 1-1, but the Eagles have been forged with some tough non-conference opponents like Starmount, West Forsyth (twice) and Mount Airy.