Clinton rises above .500


By Michael Hardison - Sport Editor



Taylor Spell goes for one of her many kills as she helped honor the seniors on senior night by getting them a 3-1 win.


Jasmine Ford on the serve for the Horses in their victory over the Wallace-Rose Hill Bulldogs.


The Lady Dark Horses volleyball finally bounced back Wednesday after their current string of losses. Taking down the Wallace-Rose Hill Bulldogs on senior night, 3-1.

“We finally got the win again and that’s good because we needed another win really bad,” said Clinton coach Jennifer Edgerton.

For the first time in a few weeks, the entire Clinton roster was suited up and ready to play.

They started off slow, dropping the first set to the Bulldogs, 25-15, running a different rotation than normal to give the seniors a chance to shine. From then on, it was all Clinton for the rest of the night as they found a regular rotation that Wallace-Rose Hill just couldn’t handle

The Bulldogs led for most of the second set, up 20-15 before a Clinton timeout. The Dark Horses fought back from the deficit to win the set 25-21. The pace of the match continued to stay in favor of Clinton. They carried the momentum from their comeback win in the previous set to win again in the third set, 25-20.

In what proved to be the final set of the night, Wallace almost mounted a comeback of their own. Down 23-18 at one point before a timeout, they rallied after getting the game to within 23-20. The Horses wouldn’t allow a comeback, closing out the Bulldogs in the fourth set, 25-21.

“Really proud of my team and of our seniors who’ve been real leaders for us. Like Ty, Tyneisha Williams, for example who’s been a captain since ninth grade and someone I’ve really come to depend on,” said Edgerton.

Taylor Spell led the way again for Clinton, ending the night with 22 kills and five aces. Addie Sessoms and Jasmine Ford also had big nights. Sessoms finished with 14 kills along with two aces and Ford ended with 11 kills, three aces, three digs, four single blocks and one double block.

With the win, the Dark Horses improve to 11-10 overall and 7-4 in conference play. They’re on the road Thursday for the final game of the regular season as they prepare for the conference tournament next week.

Taylor Spell goes for one of her many kills as she helped honor the seniors on senior night by getting them a 3-1 win.
http://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/web1_DSC_0249.jpgTaylor Spell goes for one of her many kills as she helped honor the seniors on senior night by getting them a 3-1 win.

Jasmine Ford on the serve for the Horses in their victory over the Wallace-Rose Hill Bulldogs.
http://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/web1_DSC_0251.jpgJasmine Ford on the serve for the Horses in their victory over the Wallace-Rose Hill Bulldogs.

By Michael Hardison

Sport 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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