Clinton falls to Cape Fear in straight sets


By Michael Hardison - Sports Editor



Tori Johnson setting up for a serve in Wednesday’s match up against Cape Fear.


Naomi Miller prepares to send one over the net for the Dark Horses.


The Lady Horses volleyball team weren’t in their ideal form yesterday, falling to Cape Fear Wednesday in straight sets, as a pre-game injury seemed to affect the focus of the team.

Meghan Job suffer a head injury during pre-game which prompted her to leave the match before it began. She went to the hospital, and there was no immediate word on her condition.

“We played a bad game, we even had a player that had to go to the hospital before it even started,” said Clinton coach Jennifer Edgerton.”That was really unexpected and it just took the wind right out of us.”

Though the Horses lost in straight sets, Edgerton pointed a huge positive from the night.

“One thing I will say though that was a huge positive from tonight, was that this was the best we’ve played off the net all year long,” Edgerton noted.

Cape Fear controlled the pace of the game, winning each set rather convincingly.

The first set was completely dominated by Cape Fear, 25-10. The Horses picked it up in sets two and three, but still weren’t able to slow down the Colts, who would take them 25-16 and 25-15, respectively.

Taylor Spell and Addie Sessoms led the way in kills again for Clinton. Spell ended the night with 11 kills as Sessoms finished with 10. Jasmine Ford was right behind those two with seven kills as Naomi Miller ended as digs leader with 18.

The Dark Horses fall to 8-8 on the season. They were preparing for more conference action Thursday, traveling to face county rivals Midway.

Tori Johnson setting up for a serve in Wednesday’s match up against Cape Fear.
http://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_Tori.jpgTori Johnson setting up for a serve in Wednesday’s match up against Cape Fear.

Naomi Miller prepares to send one over the net for the Dark Horses.
http://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_Miller.jpgNaomi Miller prepares to send one over the net for the Dark Horses.

By Michael Hardison

Sports Editor

Reach Michael Hardison at mhardison@clintonnc.com. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @SampsonInd.

Reach Michael Hardison at mhardison@clintonnc.com. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @SampsonInd.

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