WSN JV and varsity volleyball sweep Excel Thursday night
By Adam Robinson
The W.S. Neal volleyball team ended their four-game losing streak Thursday at home with a 3-0 win over the Excel Panthers to improve to 2-4 overall this season.
W.S. Neal head coach Jason Blaney said it was good to get a win in straight sets and he hopes it will give his team some momentum.
“I think it was a good, tough win,” he said. “We came in tonight having played some long five-set matches. For the girls to come out and beat a good Excel team that has a good coach in three straight sets was big for us. Hopefully it will give us some good momentum heading into the Escambia County tournament Saturday. I was able to get every girl in and every girl was able to serve. We struggled at times, but we never let up. That is something we have been wanting, so hopefully it is a sign of things to come.”
In the win Thursday, the Lady Eagles won set one 25-11, set two 25-19 and set three 25-18.
In set one, Karissa Johnson had five service points, one ace and two kills while Tykeria Nolan had one service points. Jodi Busby finished with two aces and Dinah Samuel had five service points, two aces and one kill. Haleigh Dubose finished with one service points and Tiffany Robinson had two service points.
In the second set, Nolan had two aces and Busby had two service points. Dubose finished with four service points, one ace and one kill while Johnson had one service point and one kill.
Dinah Samuel finished with three service points and two kills while Robinson had an ace.
In the third and final set, Busby led with five kills and one service point while Nolan had four service points.
Johnson added three kills and one service point; Samuel had two kills and three service points with one being an ace.
Dubose finished with one kill and four service points to end the game.
In JV action, W.S. Neal won 2-0 to improve to 2-2 this season.
The JV Lady Eagles won set one 25-23 and set two 26-24.
In set two, Marishia Fraser had four service points and one ace while T’Keya Gross had one service point along with Erin Hartsel.
Caitlin Stuckey finished with two service points and Alexis McNew had three service points and one ace.
No stats were known from set one.