Carroll County completed the home portion of its junior varsity volleyball schedule last Monday and Tuesday by disposing of Three Rivers District foes Radford and Giles in straight sets.
Carroll defeated Radford, 25-22, 25-9.
The Bobcats jumped out to a 3-0 lead in Monday’s first set, Carroll rallied for a 5-4 lead when Hannah Farmer put down a kill, but Radford regained the momentum and gradually built the lead to five at 14-9. A side-out gave the serve back to Carroll and Hannah Dalton took advantage by serving for five straight points and a 15-14 Carroll lead.
It stayed close after that with Radford even holding a two-point lead until Kaylee Sloss recorded a kill to fire up the Cavs. Carroll took the lead for good at 20-19 as Skyler Petty served for four straight points. Hannah Spangler blasted an ace for the final winning point.
Set two was close in the early going until Dalton recorded a kill and Sloss served in three points for a 9-5 Carroll lead. Another kill from Dalton and a run of seven points at serve from Hannah Spangler made it 17-6. Brooklyn Vaughn served for six straight points and then an attack error by Radford wrapped up the match.
Tuesday night’s affair was a 25-14, 25-17 win for Carroll over a good Giles jayvee team.
Sloss started set one with a kill to give Carroll the first lead, Giles tied it at 1-all, but Carroll regained the lead on the next point and never gave it up. The teams traded serves back and forth until three straight points by Dalton made it 14-6, favor of the Cavs. Petty and Hannah Spangler had good serving runs and Dalton ended the first set with a kill.
In set two, the teams were tied at 2-all before Petty served for seven straight points. Giles gradually ate into the Carroll lead until, with the score at 14-12, a strong block by Madison Stockner put the momentum back in Carroll’s court. After another see-saw run by both teams, Stockner put the match away with a kill for Carroll’s eight-point victory.
With only one game on the schedule remaining to be reported – that was played Thursday at Alleghany – the young Cavs stand an impressive 14-4 overall.
Coached by Ellen Sloss and assistants Jason Petty and Sheila Harris, the players are Haley Spangler, Brooklyn Vaughn, Hannah Spangler, Kaylee Sloss, Hannah Farmer, Skyler Petty, Hannah Dalton, Madison Stockner and Adrianna Salyer plus newcomers Alisha Bemis, Kailey White, Heather Martin and Kalee Bunn all brought up from the CCMS team, with team manager Destiny Bowers.