Midway’s varsity volleyball team ran its unbeaten record to 13-0 with a 3-0 win over visiting Southeastern Athletic 2-A Conference and Sampson County rival Clinton by scores of 25-13, 25-21 and 25-15 on Tuesday evening.
“They were ready,” said Midway coach Susan Clark. “They were ready and excited. Really excited. I don’t know that it was so much about the volleyball or the fan base that Clinton brings for us. They just enjoy the excitement and the atmosphere that was in here. Clinton brings a good, clean rivalry and the girls just work up to that. And they did a great job tonight. We worked on it yesterday. We watched game films. We knew what to expect and we were ready.”
Junior Morgan Hall had 10 kills and one block, junior Morgan Naylor had 18 assists, senior Jaycie Byrd had 10 assists and junior McKenzie Williams had 11 digs to lead the Raiders (13-0, 5-0 SAC).
Blair Baggett had five kills, three digs and three aces on six service points. Morgan Williams had five kills and one dig. Kaedyn Moran had four kills, four digs and one ace on five service points. Brianna Knowles had four kills and one dig. Bella Barefoot had three kills and one dig. Kasey Calcutt had two kills. Naylor had one kill, two digs and one ace on seven service points. Byrd had one kill and one dig and held serve for 11 points. McKenzie Williams had four assists and two aces on eight service points. Mallory Baggett had one assist and seven digs. Hall had three digs and four aces on six service points.
Junior Mackenzie Pope had four kills and two blocks and senior Emma Mitchell had seven assists to lead the Dark Horses (9-5, 4-2).
Midway opened the match on a 12-4 run and dominated the first set.
The second set was close most of the way, but with Clinton holding a 17-16 lead, Midway ended the set on a 9-4 run.
Holding a 7-6 lead in the third set, Midway went on a 10-3 run to take control of the set and controlled the remainder of the match.
Midway wraps up the first half of conference play at East Bladen on Thursday.
“We’re just taking it one game at a time,” Clark said. “We’re excited and practicing hard.”