Friday, October 4, 2013
The Ashley Ridge volleyball team won a tough match against Summerville Tuesday.
The two Summerville teams met in The Swamp during Ashley Ridge’s annual Pink Out Match that raises awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer.
The Green Wave won its first game against the Swamp Foxes by a 27-25 margin. Senior middle hitter Zuri Green led the charge for Summerville, accounting for six points. Senior hitter Jaden Cook and junior setter Sarah Windham also had a strong game and freshman Mackenzie Schmoltz made a kill and service ace late in the game that were key.
The second game was nearly as competitive. The teams went back and forth but the Swamp Foxes finished strong to earn a 25-20 win.
Senior hitter Whitley Lewis and sophomore Abi Dunlap led the Swamp Fox scorers in the win.
“We knew we had to play our hardest because Summerville is our biggest rival,” Ashley Ridge Lewis said. “We picked each other up which is something we have been able to do this year. When we get down we stay positive because we know we can make a comeback.”
Ashley Ridge jumped out to a six-point lead early in the third game and went on to earn a 25-14 win. Lewis and Dunlap again led the charge and junior Sabrina Spencer and senior Jade Davis were also major contributors.
The night marks the second time Ashley Ridge (12-3, 5-2) has defeated Summerville (4-7, 0-4) this season.
“We played better this time,” Spencer said. “Having our student section here to cheer us on helps out our momentum and we just played well all the way around. We hit really well and did a good job blocking and passing.”
Cane Bay also participated in the Pink Out.
The Swamp Foxes defeated the Cobras 25-17, 25-7. Spencer led the way in the first game, making three kills, two service aces and two blocks for scores. Lewis had five kills in the game.
Dunlap was the main standout in the second game. Toward the end of the game, she scored with seven straight jump serves.
The Swamp Foxes finished the Cane Bay match with a total of 13 service aces and matched the 10 aces Summerville had in its match with Ashley Ridge.
“We definetly work on our serving a lot and if you miss your serves (the coach) makes you run,” Spencer said. “That helps motivate us to make that a strong part of our game.”
Summerville beat Cane Bay 25-18, 25-20. Green, Sommer McKenzie, Jaden Cook and Danielle Halajcsik all turned in solid performances for Summerville in the match.
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