The Hobbton Middle School volleyball team went into Sampson Middle School and delivered an impressive performance that ended in 3-1 victory.
“They played really well and came in prepared,” admitted SMS head coach Phillip Mozee. “Hobbton came in ready to play tonight and they hit hard, I don’t think my girls were prepared for that.”
Hobbton’s Madison Warren opened the game on a 6-point run to put Hobbton out front 9-1 in the first set. Hobbton eventually went up 16-9 before Sampson’s Jenna Mitchell went on a 7-point serving run backed by solid net play by Jessica Hamilton.
Both teams would go back and forth with Hobbton coming out on top 25-23 in the first set.
Sampson came back in the second set winning 25-22; and Hobbton won the final two sets of the match, 25-21 and 25-22, respectively.
“I thought the girls played really hard tonight,” Mozee said. “We have some obstacles to overcome, especially with our serving. But overall, I have no negative comments to make. I think it comes back to the serving, which is what we have been working on all season. We had a lot of misses and that makes us miss some key points.”
Mozee said that his team has two more games to play (next week against Roseboro and Union) and hopes that the team can finish strong.
“All the girls played good tonight,” he said. “Right now we are dealing with some other things and I think once we all get on the same page, we will be OK.”
Hobbton’s statistics were not made available before press time Thursday night.
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