Lady Raiders fall in round two


By Adam Capps - [email protected]



Midway’s Savannah Spell and Taylor Faircloth leap for a block during Tuesday’s loss at Carrboro.


Midway libero Leah Williams gets one of her many digs in Tuesday’s game at Carrboro High School.


Midway’s volleyball season came to a close on Tuesday evening when they traveled to Carrboro High School to take on the top-seeded Jaguars. The Lady Raiders were swept by the home team, but put up a good fight against a team that was filled with a lot of talent.

The Lady Raiders really competed in the first set, and had numerous chances to get over the hump and tie the set up, but were never able to.

Carrboro took the first set, 25-20.

The second set was a tough one for Midway, as the Carrboro outside hitters got into a nice rhythm and quickly ended the set, 25-12.

The Jags cruised to a third set win as well, 25-15, ending a stellar season for the Lady Raider volleyball team.

Hannah Lucas had a nice game for Midway, as she finished with 8 kills. Alyssa Wrench added 5 kills and 4 blocks. Autumn Byrd had 15 assists for the Lady Raiders.

Former North Carolina basketball standout and National Champion, Eric Montross was at the game, as his daughter, Sarah is an outside hitter for the Jaguars. He praised the play of Midway after the game.

“They are a scrappy little team,” said the 7-foot, former NBA Star. “Their libero (Leah Williams) was outstanding, one of the best liberos I have seen this season. They played hard and are obviously very well-coached. They were a fun team to watch play.”

Midway head coach Jennifer Naylor loved the way her team fought on a night where they knew they were facing a superior opponent. “When the other coach, who is coaching the top ranked team in region comes up and compliments how hard your team fights and how strong our defense is, that means a lot to me as a coach,” she said.

“This season has been a historic one in the sense that we finished second in the conference for the first time. These seniors have done a great job of setting a new standard for the program, and we are expecting the underclassmen to continue the trend.”

Midway finished the season at 17-9 overall, and 11-3 in conference play.

Reach Adam Capps at 910-214-9585. Follow him on Twitter @ac4birdie.

By Adam Capps

[email protected]

Midway’s Savannah Spell and Taylor Faircloth leap for a block during Tuesday’s loss at Carrboro.
http://clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_DSC_0293-2-.jpgMidway’s Savannah Spell and Taylor Faircloth leap for a block during Tuesday’s loss at Carrboro.

Midway libero Leah Williams gets one of her many digs in Tuesday’s game at Carrboro High School.
http://clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_DSC_0330-2-.jpgMidway libero Leah Williams gets one of her many digs in Tuesday’s game at Carrboro High School.

Reach Adam Capps at 910-214-9585. Follow him on Twitter @ac4birdie.

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