Midway Volleyball, Soccer earn wins


By Daron Barefoot - Sports Writer



Midway’s Leah Williams gets down to record one of her many digs to go over the 1,000 mark for her career.


Midway’s Charles Wesley Jackson eyes the ball as he attempts to take possession.


The Midway Volleyball and soccer teams each hosted home games on Thursday night, with the volleyball team playing against Wallace-Rose Hill and soccer making up a game against Triton.

Each team picked up convincing wins to improve on their records as the Lady Raiders won three sets to none and the Raiders soccer team won 4-0 in a game that was cut short due to lightning.

Volleyball

The Lady Raiders continued conference play, playing host to the always tough Lady Bulldogs. This meeting was all Midway as the Lady Raiders were dominant over WRH, picking up wins of 25-12, 25-13, and 25-16.

With the win, Midway improves to 6-2 overall and 2-0 in the conference.

Midway head coach Brandy Wrench was pleased with her teams win.

“We are proud of our girls tonight. Wallace is one of our rivals and to take a win against them is great,” Wrench began.

“Our team has a group of girls that know the game so well and they use that to their advantage. In every huddle, the girls are already telling each other what to fix or what do better. Tonight’s game the girls limited their errors compared to previous games. One thing we need to get back to doing as a team is setting goals for each game, for instance limiting errors on serving, attacks and passing. This is something that was put into action in the past seasons and we need to get into that habit again,” she concluded.

Also noteworthy, Leah Williams recorded her 1,000th career dig during the contest.

Midway continues conference action on Tuesday when they travel to take on Clinton.

Soccer

The Midway men’s soccer team completed a season sweep of Triton on Thursday night in a game that was interrupted by the weather.

Making up a game that was already postponed due to stormy conditions, the game was called with 29:00 showing on the clock in the second half as Midway held a 4-0 lead. After a short delay the decision was made to call the game, handing Midway the win.

Goal scorers for the Raiders were Luis Acosta-Espino, who also had one assist, with 21:09 left in the first half. Joshua Perez picked up a goal about five minutes later with 16:06 showing on the clock, and Juan Medellin added one final first half goal with 2:59 remaining.

After the break, Midway notched one final goal as the rain began to make it 4-0.

With the win, Midway improves to 4-2 overall and will be back in action against West Bladen on Tuesday.

Midway’s Leah Williams gets down to record one of her many digs to go over the 1,000 mark for her career.
http://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_Leah.jpgMidway’s Leah Williams gets down to record one of her many digs to go over the 1,000 mark for her career.

Midway’s Charles Wesley Jackson eyes the ball as he attempts to take possession.
http://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_Wesley.jpgMidway’s Charles Wesley Jackson eyes the ball as he attempts to take possession.

By Daron Barefoot

Sports Writer

Reach Daron Barefoot at dbarefoot@gmail.com. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @SampsonInd.

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