Triton’s varsity volleyball team doesn’t exactly explode out of the gate at times, but the Hawks do manage to regroup and go forward with a degree of success.
A Tri-County Six 3-A Conference match on Friday at home against Western Harnett was a prime example.
After losing the first set, 25-19, and trailing 12-8 in the second set, Triton came back for a 3-1 win.
The second set was tied at 14, 17 and 19 before the Hawks pulled away to a 25-21 victory. Western called time with Triton leading 20-13 in the third set before the Hawks went on to win, 25-14.
Triton got an early lead in the final set and prevailed, 25-14.
“We seem to be using the first set as a warm up,” said Hawks coach Wendy Simmons. “A warm-up set doesn’t exist in volleyball. We played very well after the first set.”
Bethany Norris led Triton with nine kills and Carleigh Hemby had eight.
“Breonna (McNeill) had a good night blocking at the net,” Simmons said. “The girls are having fun out on the court and that makes a difference in how you play.”
The Hawks, 5-3 overall and in league play, have a nonconference doubleheader at West Johnston on Monday with matches scheduled at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Triton took a 2-0 win in the junior varsity match on Friday.