Hawks rally past Western Harnett for 3-1 volleyball victory

by | Dec 19, 2020 | Triton

Gracyn Slaughter gets a late-match kill for the Hawks.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

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.

Breonna McNeill (9) and Grace Wilson go up to block for Triton.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Makenyia Mackey hits for Western Harnett on Friday at Triton.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Reagan Bradham makes a play for the Hawks in a comeback win.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Bethany Norris goes up to hammer a hit for the Hawks.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Carleigh Hemby finished with eight kills for Triton.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Lindsey Worrell of Western Harnett digs on Friday at Triton.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

The Hawks honored Susan Sibbach (standing, fifth from left), who has been cancer free for eight years. (Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

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