Prep Roundup: KVA varsity volleyball earns sweep
The Kerr-Vance varsity volleyball team won 25-17, 25-10, 25-11 over Rocky Mount Academy Tuesday, improving its record to 5-1 overall and 2-1 in league play.
Leading the Spartans were Bryles Cutts (four aces, 11 digs, six kills), Hannah Faulkner (four aces, four digs, six kills), Kassidy Dickerson (four aces, eight digs, nine assists), and Sophia Naradzay (one ace, 12 digs, five kills, two blocks).
JV Spartans top Rocky Mount Academy
Kerr-Vance’s junior varsity volleyball team defeated Rocky Mount Academy 25-17, 23-25, 25-10 Tuesday.
Leading KVA (5-1, 3-0) was Ashley Dickerson (four aces, 13 digs, five kills), Caroline Hoyle (three aces, 12 digs, three assists, one kill), Kassidy Dickerson (10 aces, 14 digs, nine assists), Sophia Naradzay (four aces, 15 digs, five kills, two blocks).
KVA middle school volleyball wins
The Kerr-Vance middle school volleyball team topped Rocky Mount Academy Tuesday, 25-12, 25-27, 20-18.
The leading Spartan players were Alexis Reese (three aces, 11 digs, one assist), Emma Hogge (13 aces, nine digs, one kill) and Kara Ayscue (five aces, seven aces, kill).
KVA JV soccer plays to draw
The Kerr-Vance junior varsity soccer team tied 1-1 with Rocky Mount Academy Tuesday in a match that ended early.
Brian Himmel scored KVA’s goal on an assist from Rafael Negron.
The Spartans play North Raleigh Christian Academy Thursday.
Spartan tennis washed out
The Kerr-Vance and Rocky Mount Academy tennis teams were tied at 1 Tuesday before rain ended their match.
Betsy Murphy had the win for KVA with a 6-0, 6-1 decision.
Spartans battle to tie at RMA
The Kerr-Vance varsity soccer team battled to a 2-2 tie at Rocky Mount Academy Tuesday evening.
The two teams played to a standoff in the first half with neither team able to find the back of the net.
Early in the second half, KVA goalie Jordan Smith made a pair of saves preserving an early shutout.
Then, with about 16 minutes left in the game, Joseph Burnette chipped one over the goalie’s head for the first score of the game.
James Averette had pushed a ball through to Burnette on the right who dribbled to the middle before taking the shot from about 30 yards out.
Just a few minutes later, Rocky Mount Academy knotted the score at 1 off of a free kick that got deflected by a Spartan defender. Regulation ended with the teams tied at 1, leading to two 10 minute overtime periods.
“This was another valiant effort by our team,” said KVA head coach Devon Honeywell. “We really should have won the game in regulation. We executed the game plan for the most part but just had a few break downs.”
Less than four minutes into overtime, RMA found the back of the net off of a chip that just went over Jordan Smith’s save attempt to take the lead for the first time in the game.
Honeywell switched tactics in the overtime moving Sam Fuquay to attacking mid and dropping Adam Medlin back to defense. The move proved fruitful about a minute into the second half of overtime when Fuquay scored on a header off of an assist from Burnette.
Beyond Fuquay and Burnette, Honeywell highlighted the play of Emil Bruce and Adam Medlin.
The Spartans return to action Friday against St. Thomas Moore.
Holder takes second in Rocky Mount
The Kerr-Vance cross country team participated in an Eastern Plains Independent Conference meet Wednesday at Rocky Mount Academy.
Kayla Holder finished second in the girls’ race with a time of 20:24. Addison Mabry was seventh, finishing in 24:27 and Aubrey Thompson was 39th with a mark of 31:45.
Jacob Goswick was the lone Spartan boy competing. He finished 66th with a time of 29:48.
KVA runs again Tuesday in Cary in another EPIC meet.
Northern volleyball drops match to Orange
The Northern Vance volleyball team dropped a 3-1 (6-25, 26-24, 21-25, 14-25) decision to Orange Wednesday.
Northern head coach Christa Mosly credited Holly Hilliard with strong offensive play and noted the defensive play of McKenzie Gay and Conniqua Martin.
The Vikings visit Cardinal Gibbons today.