Clinton’s JV and varsity volleyball teams wanted to have a better showing Tuesday when they welcomed East Duplin to Dark Horse country. They did that, but neither team could finish, falling to the Panthers in both matches.
The JV lost 26-28, 17-25, but coach Jennifer Miller said the score of the first set reflected how competitive the game was.
“I thought the girls played well,” Miller said after the game. “The fact that we went past 25 indicates that. We were right in it, but we simply could not finish.”
Individually for the JV Horses, Zoey Harris had 4 kills; Maria Thornton, 4 aces and 1 kill; Jamie Johnson, 3 aces, 2 kills; and Elizabeth Tsao, 4 kills.
The varsity Horses fell to the Lady Panthers 17-25, 20-25 and 13-25.
“The last time we played East Duplin, we didn’t play very well,” Miller stressed. “We were pretty set on having a better showing, particularly since we were playing at home. To our credit, I think we did that, but just like the JV, we couldn’t finish out the game.”
For the varsity girls, Peyton Mitchell had 8 kills, 12 digs and 5 service points; Dana Dematis, 4 aces; and Tiandra Johnson, 5 kills.
The Horses return to the court Thursday for Senior Night when they face Northside.