Midway volleyball stays unbeaten with 3-0 win over visiting Triton

by | Sep 1, 2022 | Midway

Blair Baggett of Midway goes up for a kill as the Raiders improved to 7-0.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/John Lucas)

Midway’s varsity volleyball team stayed unbeaten on the season with a 3-0 win over visiting Triton by scores of 25-19, 25-10 and 25-10 Wednesday.

“They kept it together much better tonight,” said Midway coach Susan Clark. “When we lost our libero (to a medical issue) in the top of the second set, we had to move everybody around. And that’s the good thing about these girls is that they are very volleyball smart. Whatever happens they can regroup and get back in the game and still be successful.”

Senior Blair Baggett had 12 kills, senior Jaycie Byrd had 13 assists, junior Morgan Naylor had 11 assists, junior Morgan Hall had four aces on 11 service points and freshman Kaedyn Moran had three aces on 13 service points to lead the Raiders (7-0).

Hall had six kills and four digs. Bella Barefoot had six kills and one assist. Brianna Knowles had three kills and one dig. Morgan Williams had two kills, one assist and seven digs and held serve for nine points. Moran had two kills and four digs. Naylor had one kill, two digs and one ace on five service points. McKenzie Williams had seven digs and held serve for one point. Lillie Kate Parker had three digs and one ace on five service points. Blair Baggett and Mallory Baggett had three digs apiece. Byrd had one dig and held serve for four points.

“It’s coming around,” Clark said. “When you don’t just have to rely on one (hitter), somebody can have an off night and you can still pull it together. We worked yesterday on ‘out of system’ and how to make that ‘always swing.’ We should be able to swing every play, no matter what, with these girls.”

Junior Carleigh Hemby had six kills and one block, freshman Sydney Bradham had nine assists, 11 digs and three aces on seven service points and senior Ava Blackman had 10 digs to lead the Hawks (3-3).

Olivia Godwin had four kills, three digs and two aces on five service points. Chyna Massey had one kill, one block and four digs. Blackman had one kill and two assists. Baylee Reagan had one kill, five digs and two aces on six service points. Hemby had one assist and four digs. Emma Stanley had five digs and one ace on three service points. Virginia Pope and Mary Charlotte Pope had four digs apiece. Aubrie Wise held serve for one point.

Midway opened the first set on a 12-3 run. Triton rallied to cut the lead to five, at 22-17, but Midway ended the set on a 3-2 run.

Early in the second set, there was a stoppage in play because of a medical issue for McKenzie Williams. Her sister, Morgan Williams put on the libero jersey in her stead. Midway led 12-6 at the time and when play resumed, the Raiders finished the set on an 11-4 run.

The third set was close throughout, but with the score tied 20-20, Midway finished the match with five unanswered points.

Triton is at home against All American 3-A/4-A Conference opponent Terry Sanford (3-3) and Midway begins Southeastern Athletic 2-A Conference play at home against East Bladen (2-3) on Thursday.

Sydney Bradham sets for Triton in Wednesday’s match at Midway.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/John Lucas)

Ava Blackman makes a dig for the visiting Hawks.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/John Lucas)

Carleigh Hemby hits a winner for the Hawks in action Wednesday.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/John Lucas)

Morgan Naylor sets for Midway, now 7-0, after defeating Triton.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/John Lucas)

Morgan Hall gets a kill on the set from Morgan Naylor in the photo above.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/John Lucas)

Bella Barefoot gets a kill for the Raiders.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/John Lucas)

Freshman Kaedyn Moran goes up to put away a point for the Raiders.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/John Lucas)



“For The Boys”

– Tom Double

John Lucas