South Johnston’s varsity volleyball team made short work of visiting Quad County 3-A Conference opponent East Wake Thursday, winning in straight sets by scores of 25-10, 25-13 and 25-5.
“I was proud,” said South Johnston coach Matthew Adams. “It was a full team effort. We’re down a few people to different things, injuries and quarantine and stuff. I thought all the girls that played, played well. Offensively, we did get a lot of free balls and I was proud that we were able to execute on those free balls and put them away. We served pretty well. We had several aces. Just happy to win 3-0 and end the week that way and get ready for a couple more conference games next week.”
South Johnston improves to 7-5 overall and 4-2 in conference play. East Wake drops to 0-11 overall and 0-6 in conference.
Junior Jordyn Brown had 11 kills and junior Dianna Boykin had eight kills to lead the Trojans.
Lannah Price had seven kills. Grayson Johnson had five kills. Caroline Tucker and Hannah Beasley had three kills apiece. Kennedy Byrd and Meagan Worley had one kill apiece.
South Johnston ends the first half of conference play at home against West Johnston on Tuesday.
“We know that they’re going to be a battle,” Adams said. “We know that they’re a team with high energy. We know we’re going to have to play our best volleyball to beat them. It’s not going to be easy. They’re going to make us work for points. We would love to win that game and get back in the mix for competing for the conference championship.”