Crossroads downed by Cape Fear on Senior Night

Sep. 24, 2013 @ 10:04 PM

Crossroads Christian was held off in a back-and-forth third set Tuesday against Cape Fear Christian Academy as the visitors earned a sweep on the Colts’ Senior Night.

Three points was the largest lead for either side in the third game.

Crossroads had a chance to force a fourth game, up 24-23 before Cape Fear scored three straight for the 3-0 (25-18, 25-17, 26-24) win.

“I think Cape Fear just found the holes better tonight because we played a good game,” said Crossroads head coach Christie Hayes.

The Colts dropped to 4-8 overall.

Hayes said Cape Fear is one of the better teams Crossroads has faced in the 1-A Carolina Christian Conference.

The Eagles had some height and power, led by Brittany TerMeer, whose hits the Colts had a tough time stopping.

Hayes was pleased Crossroads’ overall effort.

“Michaela Nicholas had some good hits for us,” said Hayes. “Ali Arnold had some good hits. Caroline May did a good job blocking. Just some good defensive play in the back. They’re moving well.”

Arnold, May and Allie Broome each were honored in Senior Night festivities.

“Ali is our setter and one of our best hitters, really hustles,” said Hayes, “one of our better defensive players. Allie Broome has been playing three years. Really hard worker, really good team motivator. Caroline has played for three years. Really aggressive player, really pushes the team.”

Crossroads has two regular season matches left beginning with an away contest Friday at Grace Christian of Sanford.

“For a rebuilding year, I think we’re playing where we should be,” said Hayes. “I think we should do well in the tournament.”

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