The Lady Horses volleyball team was victorious Thursday night over the James Kenan Tigers. Though their performance was said to be lackluster compared to other games this season, they came away with the win 3-1.
“We just didn’t come to play, we were all dead and we had to make rotation changes again this week, which changed everything,” said Coach Jennifer Edgerton. “We just weren’t on our game.”
The Tigers, who sit at the bottom of the conference, hadn’t gotten a single win in a set all season, but the Horses allowed them to get their first.
Clinton started off the night well, taking the first set, 25-17. The second set is where the problems of the new rotation began to show, with the Horses dropping the set, 25-23. Those struggles began to subside somewhat in the third set, which they managed to take. 25-21.
The Dark Horses finally woke up and got it together again in the fourth — and what would prove to be the final — set of the night. They won by the biggest margin of the night, taking it 25-16 putting the Tigers away.
“This was probably our worse game of the season so far,” said Edgerton. “If I could say anything positive about tonight it’s that this game was a reality check. We still need to work on every aspect of our game and still have a long way to go.”
Taylor Spell, Addie Sessoms and Jasmine Ford each had oustanding nights in the box score. Spell and Sessoms each ended with 27 kills as Ford was right behind them with 25. Ford also had four solo blocks to go along with her impressive kills amount.
Tori Johnson also played well as she ended the night with 10 kills and and led in aces with six.
The Horses improve to 7-7 overall and 4-2 in the conference. They travel to Spring Creek Monday for more conference action.
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