Victory rolls over Cornerstone

Sep. 17, 2013 @ 10:44 PM

The Cornerstone Christian head coach told his team during the third set Tuesday that a ball was coming over the net from Victory Christian — not a brick.

It seemed more like the latter for the visitors from Roanoke Rapids as Victory rolled to a 3-0 (25-10, 25-6, 25-5) win behind some stellar serving.

“They dominated them,” said Victory coach Trudy Stell. “I think they’re playing excellent as a team. They’ve improved as a team. It’s showing in their game.”

The Eagles improved to 5-1 overall and evened their conference record to 1-1.

Cornerstone, playing its first season of volleyball, had a difficult time returning serve throughout the match.

“We’re real strong on our serves,” said Stell. “And those that weren’t strong last year have improved tremendously this year.”

Victory earned the first nine points of the match.

Tayler Thompson ultimately finished off the first game with a kill. She finished the match wit 18 points and Allison Stell had 26.

“I think they played awesome together,” Trudy Stell said of Tayler and Allison. “They’ve been playing together since they started volleyball. They can read each other. They know where the ball is going, They know what to do. It’s like one person playing as two when they play together.”

Kayla Alston closed out the second game with a kill for Victory and Kimberly Spence scored a service point to clinch the third set and the match.

Victory’s lone loss came to league foe Heritage Christian of Zebulon.

The Eagles return to action Tuesday at Centerville Christian in South Boston, Va.


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