Southampton High varsity volleyball having a winning season

Published 3:43 pm Thursday, September 17, 2015

Southampton High continued its winning ways on Thursday, Sept. 10, against Windsor and Tuesday night against Greensville County.

The final scores for the game last Thursday against the Dukes were 25 to 16, 25 to 23 and 23 to 26.

Southampton High varsity volleyball hug each other with excitement over another win. -- Murray Thompson

Southampton High varsity volleyball hug each other with excitement over another win. — Murray Thompson

Coach Amy Davis said, “I was extremely proud of my team for staying in the game mentally the entire match. We started out a bit shaky but once we got settled in, we started generating offense.”

“The victory was a total team effort from a defensive stand point; the girls passed outstanding and never gave up on the ball. This allowed the setters to dish the ball to the hitters, creating some exciting volleyball,” she added.

The support from the bench and the crowd gave the girls a lot of motivation. Davis said she believes that the support was a factor that played into the win that night.

“Windsor played an outstanding game and fought hard to come back and challenge us in the second and third games,” Davis said. “It doesn’t get any closer than those two scores.”

The standouts for that game were Courtney Vinson with 23 assists, Jenna Billups with five aces and six kills, Emma Drake with five aces and 15 kills, Sarah Williams with six kills, Peyton Bunn with four digs, Morgan Bunn with five kills, Danielle Moore with eight assists and Madison Wright with four digs.

Junior Varsity won that night against Windsor with scores of 25 to 16 and 25 to 12.

When the lady Indians played on Tuesday night against Greensville in a home match, varsity won in straight sets with scores of 25 to 13, 25 to 14 and 25 to 20.

Davis stated, “My team did a great job tonight of staying ready on the court and remaining in control despite a fast paced, unconventional Eagles team.”

The standouts for this game were Emma Drake with 14 aces and nine kills, Danielle Moore with 14 assists, Jenna Billups with seven kills, Peyton Bunn with seven digs and Ann Jackson Edwards with six digs.

With the addition of this win, Southampton varsity volleyball is at a standing of 6 and 0.

The JV team had their first loss of the season against Greensville, and their scores for the games were 18 and 25, 25 and 11 and 9 and 15.