Hawk volleyball bounces back to beat Overhills

by | Sep 16, 2022 | Triton

Olivia Godwin makes a kill for Triton on Thursday night.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/John Lucas)

Triton’s varsity volleyball team rebounded from its first All American 3-A/4-A Conference loss at Pine Forest on Tuesday with a 3-0 win over visiting conference and Harnett County rival Overhills by scores of 25-14, 25-12 and 25-15 Thursday.

“We worked on a lot of things at practice,” said Triton coach Sarah Haney. “We had a pretty long practice yesterday. Getting our serves back in. We changed up some of our rotations. We worked on our defense a little more to get our serve receive better. The biggest thing is we’ve just got to stop making the mistakes back-to-back-to-back, because that really hurts us. That’s the one thing we’ve got to work on is just getting out of that rut.”

Junior Carleigh Hemby had eight kills and four aces on 10 service points, freshman Sydney Bradham had 19 assists and two aces on nine service points and sophomore Baylee Reagan had five aces on 18 service points to lead the Hawks (7-5, 5-1 AAC).

Chyna Massey had five kills and one block. Reagan had four kills and six digs. Olivia Godwin had three kills, three digs and three aces on seven service points. Virginia Pope had two kills. Bradham had one kill and four digs. Aubrie Wise had one assist and five digs. Camryn Conway and Ava Blackman had three digs apiece. Mary Charlotte Pope had one dig and held serve for five points.

Senior Hayden Poole had two kills and seven digs, junior Jayleen Barco Cruz had four assists, two blocks, four digs and two aces on six service points and freshman Makayla Owens had seven digs to lead the Jaguars (5-5, 3-3).

Tatiyana Stevenson had two kills. Grayson Morris had one kill, one assist, one dig and one ace on four service points. Alexandria Williams had one kill, two digs and one ace on two service points. Christa Hull had one assist, one dig and two aces on five service points. Owens had one ace on two service points.

With the score tied 5-5, Triton took the lead with an 8-1 run and controlled the remainder of the set.

Overhills held an early 4-1 lead in the second set, but Triton responded with a 13-3 run and held the lead the rest of the way.

Triton led 19-5 in the third set when Overhills rallied with a 9-3 run. But Triton finished the match with a 3-1 run, capped by a Reagan kill, assisted by Bradham.

Triton also won the junior varsity match, 2-1.

Both teams wrap up the first half of conference play on Tuesday. Triton travels to county rival Harnett Central (6-8, 5-1) and Overhills is at home against conference leader Pine Forest (8-7, 6-0).

“I hope the end of this week will feed into next week,” Haney said. “We’ve got some big games coming up. We can’t have any hiccups.”

Christa Hull serves an ace for Overhills.
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Chyna Massey gets a kill for the host Hawks.
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Carleigh Hemby makes a kill in Triton’s 3-0 All American Conference win.
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Jaylee Barco Cruz sets for the Jaguars.
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Aubrie Wise makes a dig for the Hawks on Thursday.
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Grayson Morris hits a winner for the Jaguars.
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Tatiyana Stevenson gets a point at the net for Overhills.
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Baylee Reagan closes the match with a kill for Triton.
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