Midway’s girls tangled with the James Kenan Tigers Tuesday afternoon, with the junior varsity caging the visitors. The varsity, however, wasn’t quite as lucky, falling to the visitors in four.
The JV Raiders came out strong and maintained intensity throughout both sets, winning 25-12, 25-8.
“They did a good job,” coach Heather Johnson said about the younger Raider girls. “They played really well.”
Individually for Midway’s JV, Taylor Fann had 9 straight service points; Amber Poole, 10 straight service points; Brooke Dienhart, 8 service points; Hannah Hubbard, 3 kills; and Kelsey Pondo, 2 kills and 2 aces.
The varsity, Johnson said, couldn’t pull together for the win.
“We’ve just got some things to work out,” the coach stressed about her Lady Raiders.
Midway tangled with the Lady Tigers, but could not match up. They lost the first set 14-25, but came back in the second to win a close one 25-23. James Kenan won the final two 16-25, 15-25.
Individually for the varsity Raider girls, Jada Cannady had 3 kills and 5 aces; Kaitlyn Jackson, assists, 3 aces; Elizabeth McCullen, 5 assists; Tess Williams, 5 kills, 1 ace; Morgan Tew, 3 kills; Holl Bass, 3 kills, 1 ace and 1 block; and Farrah Jackson, 1 kill and 1 block.
The varsity Raiders are now 4-5 on the season and 1-4 in conference play.
They take to the road for the next two days, facing South Johnston in a non-conference game Wednesday, and a cross-country conference matchup with the Lady Spartans of Union Thursday night. Games begin at 4:30 p.m. both nights.