Wildcats searching for consistency

By: By David Johnson - Sports Writer

The Hobbton Wildcat volleyball is still searching for consistency and a way to win. Tuesday, they hosted Neuse Charter and lost both JV and varsity matches.

The JV went on to lose their game in straight sets.

“We didn’t come out strong in the first set and it showed,” commented coach Tori Reynolds. “The girls weren’t communicating effectively on and off the ball. We finally stepped up our game at the net in second set but it was too little too late. Once we figure out how to start off strong in the first set we will be competitive with what is left in the conference.”

The varsity also lost its game against Neuse Charter in straight sets.

“We’re down two girls to injury and illness. We just got one back yesterday. We haven’t quite figured out how to trust each other yet since we haven’t had a full team practice in weeks,” said Reynolds. “However, the girls came out with some strong serving (Tuesday). We’ll be working on covering our blockers and hitters as well as trying to increase our consistency at the net. We have what we need to be competitive. Now it’s just a matter of putting it all together in the same set and repeating it three times in a row for a win.”

The Wildcats fall to 1-11 and 1-5 in the conference. They will be at Rosewood Thursday for another conference match.

Hobbton’s Sarah Daughtry puts up a return to keep the ball alive.
https://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_Sarah-Daughtry-2.jpgHobbton’s Sarah Daughtry puts up a return to keep the ball alive.

By David Johnson

Sports Writer