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STANHOPE — The Southern Nash High varsity volleyball team completed a perfect (3-0) opening week to the season with a 25-13, 25-19, 24-26, 25-19 conquest of visiting Beddingfield on Thursday evening.
The Ladybirds of the 3-A Big East Conference conquered their third consecutive 2-A opponent. Beddingfield of the 2-A Eastern Plains Conference dropped to 0-2.
Alissa Bailey sparked Southern Nash with 22 service points, including four aces. She also added four kills.
Lyndsey Turner, Olivia Cruz and Leah Longmire each responded with effective serving that included three aces each.
Turner emerged the team leader with 11 kills, while Carrigan Ewers contributed five. Cruz and Longmire each managed three kills.
The Ladybirds oppose a third Eastern Plains foe when they visit Nash Central on Monday.
Statistical information on Beddingfield was not available.
Lady Cyclones swept by KVA
HENDERSON — Missing two players due to sickness, the Community Christian School varsity volleyball team presented with the minimum six players and proceeded to a 25-11, 25-7, 25-13 loss at the hands of 1-A/2-A Coastal Independents Conference foe Kerr-Vance Academy on Thursday.
Senior Logan Woodard had three kills for CCS (0-2), a 1-A member of the split league. Lauren Pate, another senior, had three assists.
CCS begins a four-game homestand Monday against CIC opponent Rocky Mount Academy.
Lady Bruins get first win
The Beddingfield girls tennis team captured its first win of the 2019 season in dominant fashion, beating 1-A Coastal Plains Conference opponent Tarboro 6-0 on the road Thursday.
“It’s always nice to get on the winner’s side of the board,” head coach Jeremy Howard said.
Playing through only singles competition, all six of the Bruins (1-1) players — Christmas Haynesworth, Annie Greene, Cynthia Milan, Anna Gardner, Karina Alvarez and Abby Edmundson emerged victorious. The first five players all beat their opponents in pro-style sets, while Edumundson won by forfeit of her Tarboro (0-1) opponent.
After singles play where the 2-A Eastern Plains Conference Bruins established a clear advantage, doubles was not played by mutual agreement between the two schools after lightning delayed play.
“We would have liked to get the reps in with doubles, but it was probably safer not to,” Howard said.
After the win, Beddingfield will prepare to play Hunt on Monday on better footing than the last time the two schools played. The Bruins and Warriors opened the season against one another Wednesday with Hunt winning 8-1.
BEDDINGFIELD 6, TARBORO 0
Christmas Haynesworth (B) def. Cynthia Ribustello 8-4; Annie Greene (B) def. Emma Edwards 8-0; Cynthia Milan (B) def. Paige Winslow 8-0; Anna Gardner (B) def. Dekiya Hyman (B) 8-0; Karina Alvarez (B) def. Kamah Piitman 8-0; Abby Edmundson (B) by forfeit.
Doubles not contested by mutual agreement.
Ladybirds beat weather, Lady Cougars
PINETOPS — The Southern Nash High girls tennis team won all six of its singles matches en route to a 7-0 victory over SouthWest Edgecombe on Thursday afternoon.
With the victory, the Ladybirds (3-0) of the 3-A Big East Conference remain undefeated so far this season, having dropped just one match point so far.
Electing to play eight-game pro sets, Southern Nash plowed through singles play. Senior Iris Radilla at No. 1 singles beat her opponent Lizzie Johnson, followed by wins from senior Brisa Sevilla, junior Karen Flores, senior Eliza Hernandez, junior Rubi Guirrez and junior Trish Glover.
Following singles play, the duo of Hernandez-Glover made quick work of Chloe Peaden-Malena Chapman before the rest of doubles play had to be called due to a storm in the area.
SouthWest Edgecombe of the 2-A Eastern Plains Conference fell to 1-1.
The Ladybirds will play Smithfield-Selma on Monday, taking on the Spartans of the 3-A Greater Neuse River Conference for the second time this season. Southern Nash captured its first win over SSS in the season-opener Monday.
SOUTHERN NASH 7,
SOUTHWEST EDGECOMBE 0
Iris Radilla (SN) def. Lizzie Johnson 8-5; Brisa Sevilla (SN) def. Reagan Webb 8-3; Karen Flores (SN) def. Emma Rogers 8-1; Eliza Hernandez (SN) def. Leah Mowen 8-4; Rubi Guierrez (SN) def. Carley Edwards 8-1; Trish Glover (SN) def. Chloe Peaden 8-0.
Hernandez-Glover (SN) def. Peaden-Chapman 8-1
Remainder of doubles not completed due to inclement weather.