Crusaders dominate CHS on senior night


By Sebrinia Johnson - Sports Writer



Taylor Spell going up for a kill as Tyneisha Williams looks on in their 3-0 loss to the Crusaders Monday.


Sydney Norris goes up for one of her 12 kills against Clinton. HCA swept the Dark Horses on senior night.


The Lady Crusaders beat the Dark Horses in straight sets in the last home match of the season for Harrells. The Harrells team really played well Monday and the seniors went out in style on their home court for senior night.

“It was a great win on senior night. We played together and we played aggressive. I am very proud of all the girls,” said HCA coach Regan Murphy.

The first set of the day was close for the first few points, but the Crusaders kept building their gap and would take the lead 11-4 when the Clinton coach called a time-out to regroup. Once Harrells was back on the court they took off and built their lead to 21-8. Sydney Norris had a great serving game for the Crusaders. Clinton tried to mount a comeback but the Crusaders pulled together to take set one 25-15.

Set two was more of a fight as this game was closer all the way through. Clinton put up a good fight but Harrells held on. Kyra Gensel and Cameron Simpson had an excellent serving game and helped lead the Crusaders to a 25-18 win in the set.

In set three, it was all Crusaders. Although, the first few points were close, Harrells ran away with the last set and won by their biggest margin on the night, the score being 25-13.

Gensel, Simpson and Norris finished the match with 2 aces each. Gensel also added 21 assists as she had a great day setting the ball. Brenna King had 9 kills to go along with the 12 from Norris. Simpson and King each finished with 6 blocks. Abigail Clark got in on the action with 3 kills and Simpson had 4 kills as well. It was a total team effort as HCA sweeps Clinton.

They currently sit at 8-9 overall and 3-4 in conference play, next up will be the conference tournament but the match up has not yet been set.

As for the Dark Horses they fall to below .500 and are currently 10-11 overall and 6-4 in the conference. They host Wallace-Rose Hill on Wednesday for senior night in some more conference action.

Taylor Spell going up for a kill as Tyneisha Williams looks on in their 3-0 loss to the Crusaders Monday.
http://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/web1_c30.jpgTaylor Spell going up for a kill as Tyneisha Williams looks on in their 3-0 loss to the Crusaders Monday.

Sydney Norris goes up for one of her 12 kills against Clinton. HCA swept the Dark Horses on senior night.
http://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/web1_1-2.jpgSydney Norris goes up for one of her 12 kills against Clinton. HCA swept the Dark Horses on senior night.

By Sebrinia Johnson

Sports Writer

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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