KVA topples Faith in three sets

Sep. 10, 2013 @ 11:16 PM

Kerr-Vance cruised to a 3-0 (25-18, 25-21, 25-13) win over Faith Christian Tuesday and improved its record to 8-3 overall and 3-1 in Eastern Plains Independent Conference play.

“They had a good defensive team,” KVA coach Randi McMillen said of Faith. “But we’re able now to finish points so we can put ourselves on offense, which we’ve never been able to do before.”

McMillen steadily rotated the Spartan reserves in as KVA maintained its perfect record against N.C. Independent School Athletic Association 1-A opponents.

Faith rallied from eight points down in the second set to take a 21-20 lead.

But KVA finished off the game to take a 2-0 match lead with consecutive aces from Rachel Ross to end the frame.

“She’s becoming a good hitter,” said McMillen. “She’s my setter, but she is becoming a good offensive player.”

Ross finished with 25 digs, nine assists, three aces, and three kills.

McMillen also highlighted the hitting of Bryles Cutts and Hannah Faulkner.

Cutts had 25 digs, 22 kills and three aces for the Spartans and Faulkner finished with 11 digs, five aces and four kills.

Rebecca Ross added 22 digs, six kills and an assist and Kassidy Dickerson tallied 22 assists, 17 digs and two kills.

KVA hosts Grace Christian of Raleigh Thursday.

JV Spartans top Faith

KVA’s junior varsity team also defeated Faith Christian, winning 25-16, 25-14.

The Spartans were led by Sophia Naradzay (one ace, 19 digs, seven kills, one block), Kassidy Dickerson (three aces, 15 digs, 10 assists, one kill), Ashley Dickerson (four aces, 28 digs, five kills), and Cameron Rogers (four aces, 12 digs, four kills).

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