Midway’s girls took on Pender Tuesday night in a home game that saw a split in victories, with the junior varsity getting the win and the varsity falling in four sets.
Coach Heather Johnson said neither of her teams played their best games Tuesday.
“The JV played OK, but it still wasn’t the best I’ve seen them. But, then again, they are working hard to get better with every game, and that’s what a coach wants to see.”
Midway’s JV won it in three sets, 18-25; 25-9; 25-14.
For the JV, Hannah Hubbard had 12 kills and 1 ace; Taylor Faircloth had 2 kills; Kelsey Pondo, 5 kills, 4 aces, 4 assists; Amber Poole, 19 assists; Emily Horne, 15 assists; and Savannah Bullins, 4 aces, 1 kill.
The younger Raider girls move to 12-3 overall and 9-1 in conference play.
The varsity, Johnson said, made a lot of simple errors that costs them in the end. They fell in four — 11-25; 23-25; 25-18; 13-25.
“I didn’t think we were communicating well either, and that often causes those little problems. Overall, though, I saw some good things from the girls. It’s not the best we’ve ever played, but it wasn’t bad either.”
For the varsity Holly Bass had 1 kill, 1 ace and 4 blocks; Jada Cannady, 2 kills, 3 aces; Kaitlyn Jackson, 3 assists, 4 aces; and Elizabeth McCullen, 1 kill, 1 assist.
The varsity girls move to 8-7 overall and 5-5 in conference play.
They travel to James Kenan Thursday for games that begin at 4:30 p.m.