Webb improves to 3-1 with win over Southern Durham
J.F. Webb head coach Ellis Crews likes what he’s seeing from his team.
The Warriors improved to 3-1 Thursday with a dominant 3-0 (25-9, 25-10, 25-13) win over Southern Durham in Webb’s 3-A Big Eight Conference opener.
“We’re picking up steam now,” said Crews. “I think we’re ready to roll.”
Webb picked up a big win Monday over county rival South Granville in a five-set thriller. The Warriors rallied from a four-point deficit in the final set, scoring eight straight for the win.
Webb lost its first meeting against South Granville, last year’s 2-A state runner-up, in three close sets.
“They’re good,” said Crews. “They don’t let nothing hit the floor.”
Crews said the Warriors adjusted toward the end of the first match with the Vikings, utilizing the net presence of Alyssa Wilkins, a Southern Vance transfer, and Krysten Tant.
Wilkins had four kills and two blocks Thursday.
Other Webb leaders were Hayley Marshburn (seven kills, four digs, two assists, ace), Harper Pruitt (12 assists, five aces, five digs, two kills), Sarah Thomasson (three kills, three digs, ace), Caroline Joyner (18 assists, four aces, two kills), and Gabrielle Capps (five aces, four digs, kill).
Webb didn’t get much resistance from the Spartans until the third set, but the Warriors still won in convincing fashion.
“They just didn’t have enough ammunition,” Crews said of Southern Durham.
Webb’s next match is at Chapel Hill Tuesday. That will be the real test for Crews’ team.
“We’ll see how good we really are,” said Crews. “On paper, Chapel Hill should beat us. I think we’re going to give them a run for their money.”
Contact the writer at firstname.lastname@example.org.