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Seahawks play one of best games against JMB Clippers

(Oct. 10, 2014) The Stephen Decatur volleyball team might have lost Tuesday’s match against the James M. Bennett Clippers, but the Lady Seahawks displayed a solid performance.

“Overall, I am very pleased with how they played,” Decatur Coach Sarah Purnell said after the competition in Berlin. “This was one of the best games they’ve played all year.”

The visiting Clippers edged out the Seahawks 26-24 in the first game.

“I thought the first game our girls came out strong and pumped up. They all seemed to be on the same page and having lots of fun,” Purnell said. “At the end, we just couldn’t finish a couple plays, but again, they played well all the way through that first game.”

Bennett outscored Decatur 25-18 in game two. The squad took the third game 25-16.

“The first two games were a lot of fun to watch. I think we got into Bennett’s head early, and they were making a lot of mistakes,” Purnell said. “My girls played tough, communicated well and made smart plays the first two games. I think by game three my girls were a little tired and we weren’t quite as crisp and clean as we could have been with our passes.”

Decatur senior captain Hannah Adkins and Marina Jones, a senior, each had three kills.

Juniors Marley Parsons and Lauren Laque tallied seven and four digs, respectively.

Senior setter Haley Trice logged three aces and seven assists.

Decatur will host the North Dorchester Eagles on Tuesday at 4 p.m. The Seahawks won the Sept. 23 match-up with North Dorchester 25-15, 25-15 and 25-10.

Stephen Decatur senior Kayla Heinz sets the ball during Tuesday’s match against James M. Bennett in Berlin.

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