Patriots drop Spartans in straight sets


By Sebrinia Johnson - Sports Editor



Union’s Brittany Register gets ready to meet the ball in Wednesday’s match against Pender.


The Union Spartans volleyball team hosted the Patriots from Pender on Wednesday in a match that the home team lost 3-0 as the Spartans just couldn’t get it going.

After a great start for the Spartans and some good serves by Lindsey Ammons, Union was off to five-point lead, but the Patriots bounced back and went on to win the first set of the match by a score of 25-15. In the second game, Union was just not in sync and were blown out, 25-4.

The Spartans regrouped and behind the serving of Ammons and Hannah Smith made the third game a close one. The Spartans went up 11-4, but the Patriots fought back to tie the score and go up 15-13. From then on, the lead changed back and forth several times until the Patriots pulled out the victory, 25-22.

For the Spartans, Ammons finished with four kills and Sabrina Newkirk and Chloe Riley had two kills each.

“Our girls jumped out to a really good start at the beginning of the match,” said Union coach Blake Travers. “We were much better serving today than we have been all season. I thought we passed the ball better as the match progressed. Pender won the battle at the net today and that was the key difference.”

Union, now 1-5 on the season, was scheduled to play Thursday at Lakewood and the Spartans will be back on their home court on Tuesday against Neuse Charter.

Union’s Brittany Register gets ready to meet the ball in Wednesday’s match against Pender.
http://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_UHSvball1.jpgUnion’s Brittany Register gets ready to meet the ball in Wednesday’s match against Pender.

By Sebrinia Johnson

Sports Editor

Reach Sebrinia Johnson at sjohnson@intrstar.net. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @SampsonInd.

Reach Sebrinia Johnson at sjohnson@intrstar.net. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @SampsonInd.

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