Roundup: Blake’s 16 kills helps lead Fike to sweep of Northern Nash

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ROCKY MOUNT — Senior Mason Blake pounded 16 kills as the Fike varsity volleyball team took care of host Northern Nash in three sets Tuesday.

The Lady Demons improved to 8-11 overall and 5-4 in 3-A Big East Conference play with the 25-23, 25-10, 25-18 victory.

Junior Ashleigh Sage totaled eight kills while senior Katherine Newton and junior Jah’Asia Parnell registered six kills each. Sophomore E.J. Secrest came up with 20 assists for Fike, which will host Hunt on Thursday for the Lady Demons’ Senior Night in the final regular-season match.

Lady Bruins lose in 5 to Farmville

FARMVILLE — Despite a double-double showing from Makayla Everette, the Beddingfield High varsity volleyball team conceded a difficult five-set loss to 2-A Eastern Plains Conference foe Farmville Central on Tuesday night.

The Lady Bruins  (6-9, 4-5 EPC) trailed two sets to one and forced a fifth set, but Farmville Central eked out a 25-19, 24-26, 25-19, 20-25, 15-13 victory.

Everette posted 10 kills and 10 blocks in the losing cause, while Chloe Radford tacked on eight kills and three blocks.

Farmville Central, after losing to Beddingfield in a sweep on Sept. 21, improved to 6-9 in all matches and 5-4 within the league.

Beddingfield hosts SouthWest Edgecombe in its home finale Thursday.

Ladybirds falter at Rocky Mount

ROCKY MOUNT — Lyndsey Turner’s consistent serving, coupled with her three kills and three aces were the highlight of the Southern Nash High varsity volleyball team’s 25-12, 25-22, 25-19 loss at Rocky Mount on Tuesday.

Southern Nash, ahead of Thursday’s Senior Night match against Franklinton, dropped to 4-14 overall and 1-7 within the 3-A Big East Conference. 



Lady Knights swept to end season

WINTERVILLE — The Greenfield School varsity volleyball team placed the bow on a challenging season Tuesday night with a 25-21, 25-22, 25-19 loss to 1-A/2-A Coastal Plain Independents Conference opponent Christ Covenant.

Junior Sumer Hassan tallied 25 digs and six service points to lead the Lady Knights on defense, while freshman Natalie Diaz finished with 13 digs and eight service points. Caroline Stone, a sophomore, had 15 assists and five service points.

Greenfield finished the year 3-17 and 0-8 in conference play.

“Above all, good and bad moments,” Greenfield head coach Jadelyn Castillo said. “I am a super proud coach. I’m very proud of every single one of my girls. Not just because they are becoming better players, but because their love for the game is growing and especially because they have become a family. That makes all the difference in the world, especially with all players returning next year. I can say with confidence — Watch out for Greenfield volleyball next year.”



Greenfield decks Saints in CPIC semis

With three potential matches in as many days, minimizing time on the field was a priority for the Greenfield School varsity boys soccer team Tuesday night.

The Knights did just that in the semifinal round of the 1-A/2-A Coastal Plain Independents Conference tournament against Greenville Pope John Paul II on Forbes Field.

Junior Jackson Stone finished an assist from freshman Jeremy Alvarez six minutes into the second half, triggering the mercy rule and sending Greenfield into the conference title match with a 9-0 win.

At 15-7-2 overall, the Knights will observe Senior Night against nonconference foe Ridgecroft on Wednesday before heading to Goldsboro to face Wayne Country Day on Thursday at 4 for the tournament title.

Greenfield and WCD shared the conference title after defending each respective home field with overtime wins in the regular season.

Against Pope John Paul, the Knights enjoyed a balanced scoring effort from sophomore Zeke Ferell, Stone and Alvarez. Seniors Nick Achilles and Riley Jennings also put away finishes. Ferell had a hat trick, netting his three goals in the 13th, 15th and 37th minutes.

Greenfield led 7-0 at the half.

Six different players had assists for the Knights in the process, including freshman Will Powell, junior Alonso Hernandez, freshman Sebastian Partida, Stone, senior Argenis Mejia-Rodriguez and Alvarez. Stone had two assists.

Sophomore Tommy Fulghum had six saves in goal to get the abbreviated shutout.



Lady Chargers sweep Friendship

The Wilson Christian volleyball team stampeded to its 13th win in 14 matches Tuesday night following a 25-18, 25-15 win over visiting Raleigh Friendship Christian.

WCA (13-1) was led by the seven aces and three kills of Madison Carnes, who also paced the offense with eight assists. Dani Reece added four kills and a trio of aces.

Kendall Harris and Logan Woodard each finished with three aces and a pair of kills.

WCA is on the road Friday at Fuquay-Varina Hilltop Christian.

Lady Warriors fall to Franklinton

The host Hunt High volleyball team was dealt a 26-24, 25-19 Big East Conference loss by Franklinton on Monday evening.

Lady Warriors coach Matt Lemmons singled out the serving of Laura Taylor and Taylor Collins and the defensive efforts of Kinsslee Braddy and Elizabeth Patton.

Hunt, with a 5-4 conference record and 10-11 overall mark, ends its season at archrival Fike on Thursday evening.