The Hobbton Wildcats opened their 2016 Carolina Conference schedule against Rosewood on Tuesday night. The match went five sets, down to the wire, with the Wildcats taking a 16-14 win in the fifth set to go 1-0 in conference play.
Hobbton would jump out to an early 28-26 win in the the first set. But Rosewood would fight back in the second and third sets taking a 2-1 advantage. The scores for the sets were 21-25 and 19-25.
“We simply couldn’t get anything to go over the net when serving,”said Coach Russell Jones.
The fourth set went well for Hobbton as they would jump out to a 6-0 early lead and go on to win 25-17.
The Cats would then get it together, serving very well led by Meagan Parker, who allowed her team to jump out to a 9-3 lead. The fifth set is played to 15 and the winner must win by two. The Cats held on to take the fifth and final set 16-14.
The win gives the Wildcats a 5-2 overall record and a 1-0 record in the Carolina Conference. They will play at James Kenan on Thursday.
The junior varsity squad lost 2-1 to Rosewood. Scored were 25-19, 23-25 and 15-7.
“I’m proud of our team,” noted Jones. “We could have packed it up and quit. Instead we played hard and showed a lot of heart.”
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