Lady Dark Horses outlast HCA


By Mike Carter - Sports Writer



Clinton’s Jamie Jones spikes the ball during the third set on Monday night against HCA. Jones played well in the middle for the Lady Horses as they dropped the Lady Crusaders 4-1. To view more photos from this match, visit the sports section on atthe18foto.smugmug.com.


Clinton hosted Harrells Christian Academy in a non-conference volleyball match on Monday afternoon. Clinton, with hopes of avenging its only loss of the season, played inspired volleyball and edged the Lady Crusaders in a tightly contested match, 3 sets to 1.

Clinton edged out the Lady Crusaders in the first set 26-24 but seemed to relax in the second set losing 14-25 and allowing HCA back into the match. The third set saw Clinton settle in, taking a comfortable lead midway through the set and then hold off a fierce rally by the Lady Crusaders to take a 25-21 win and a 2-1 lead in the match.

The fourth set was a seesaw battle with both teams holding leads, neither able to open any breathing room. Late in the set Clinton opened up a little space going up 24-21 on three strong serves by Corey Spell. The Lady Crusaders broke Clinton’s serve but after a long volley the Lady Horses finally won the last point to take the fourth set 25-22 and secure the 3-1 win.

After the match Clinton head coach Jennifer Edgerton acknowledged the Lady Horses’ gritty play, saying, “it was a struggle tonight, I think the girls decided they wanted it a little bit more and they gutted out a good win.” Edgerton also praised her team’s effort adding, “they all played well, Jessica Hamilton stepped up again, and Jamie Jones was big in the middle, a position she has not played regularly this year. Francesca Juaregui and Madison Mitchell really played well handling a lot of their tips, it was just a great team effort.”

The win over HCA moves Clinton to 8-1 overall and 3-0 in Four County Conference play. The Lady Horses will return to conference action on Tuesday when they travel to Union to face the Lady Spartans

By Mike Carter

Sports Writer

Clinton’s Jamie Jones spikes the ball during the third set on Monday night against HCA. Jones played well in the middle for the Lady Horses as they dropped the Lady Crusaders 4-1. To view more photos from this match, visit the sports section on atthe18foto.smugmug.com.
http://clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_DSC_1708.jpgClinton’s Jamie Jones spikes the ball during the third set on Monday night against HCA. Jones played well in the middle for the Lady Horses as they dropped the Lady Crusaders 4-1. To view more photos from this match, visit the sports section on atthe18foto.smugmug.com.
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