(Sept. 26, 2014) Once the Stephen Decatur volleyball team found its groove, the North Dorchester Eagles were not able to stop the visiting Lady Seahawks during Tuesday’s match in Hurlock.
Decatur won the first two games, 25-15. The Seahawks outscored the Eagles 25-10 in the third game.
“North Dorchester was very scrappy, so I think their quick balls back over surprised my girls. We had to do some adjusting the first game,” said Decatur Coach Sarah Purnell. “By game three, I thought there was a good flow to the game. Once we got some good passes, there were great sets and hits. We played pretty smart overall.”
Junior Ellen Bargar logged five aces and three kills. Senior Marina Jones chipped in with eight kills and Kayla Heinz, a senior, contributed with four aces and two assists. Senior captain Hannah Adkins tallied two kills.
The next night in Salisbury, Decatur edged out the Wi-Hi Indians, 25-17, 25-18 and 25-23.
“Wi-Hi is definitely a scrappy team. They were able to hang with us every game, and was almost able to take a win in game three,” Purnell said. “Our girls played really well the second half of game one, so that was promising for the rest of the games. During game three, we made some silly errors, but luckily we were able to finish strong with an ace from [senior] Morgan Jones.”
Heinz had six aces and seven assists. Marina Jones recorded seven kills and junior Marley Parsons had six kills and four digs. Junior Lauren Laque dug six Wi-Hi hits.
The Seahawks are scheduled to host the Parkside Rams at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday.