Southampton Academy racks up trophies at tournament

Published 12:44 am Wednesday, November 5, 2008

RICHMOND — Southampton Academy, after an undefeated regular season, won the Virginia Commonwealth Conference tournament Saturday with a 25-19, 25-19, 25-19 victory over Fuqua School in the championship game.

The Lady Raiders, 21-0 and ranked third statewide in Virginia Independent Schools Division III volleyball, open the state playoffs by hosting sixth-ranked Holy Cross School of Lynchburg at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Courtland.

Lindsay Raulston led SA to victory against Fuqua with 11 kills, 11 assists and 3 aces. Forrest Best had 8 kills and 2 blocks.Raulston was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player, while Best and Monica Fretts were named to the All-Tournament team.

Coach Shawn Denne also won the VCC Coach of the Year Award.