Spartans topple Crossroads in straight sets
Kerr-Vance turned back Crossroads Christian in straight sets Tuesday at KVA, winning 25-8, 25-9, 25-22.
The Spartans are 2-0 while the Colts dropped to 0-2.
“We were hitting the ball finally on offense,” said KVA head coach Randi McMillen. “It’s all coming together now. Everybody knows their position. We’re ready to play.”
Leading players for the Spartans were Bryles Cutts (17 digs, seven kills, four aces), Hannah Faulkner (seven digs, six kills), Kassidy Dickerson (13 assists, eight digs, seven aces), and Rachel Ross (11 digs, seven assists, five kills, three aces).
McMillen thought Cutts stood out.
“By leaps and bounds,” the Spartan coach said of Cutts’ improvement. “Not only on the court, but she’s also one of the captains. She’s become a leader overall.”
Crossroads head coach Christie Hayes said the inexperienced Colts didn’t have their best passing day.
“That caused everything else to be off,” said Hayes. “Our serving was strong. We have good hitters. We just couldn’t pass it enough to set up the power hits.”
Crossroads lost six seniors from last year’s team and Ali Arnold, Caroline May and Allie Broome are returning seniors.
Hayes said she was pleased with the performances of Arnold and Michaela Nicholas in Tuesday’s match.
The Colts host Friendship Christian Friday at 5:30 p.m. and KVA is home against Trinity of Raleigh Thursday at 5:15 p.m.
In junior varsity action, KVA defeated Crossroads 25-18, 25-17.
Leading KVA was Abbey Boyd (four digs, ace), Ashley Dickerson (four aces, three digs, kill), Cameron Rogers (eight digs, two kills, ace) and Kassidy Dickerson (seven aces, five digs, four kills, two assists).
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