IWA girls volleyball team improves to 4-0

Published 9:41 am Thursday, September 16, 2021

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By James J. Lidington

Isle of Wight Academy

The Isle of Wight Academy girls volleyball team ran its record to 4-0 to start the season with wins this past week against Blessed Sacrament Huguenot School and Banner Christian School.

The Lady Chargers escaped three close games with the Knights, 25-20, 25-20 and 25-17, on Tuesday, Sept. 7, in Jester Gym.

IWA also triumphed over Banner Christian, three games to two, on Thursday, Sept. 9. The team returns to the court with matches Thursday, Sept. 16, at Fuqua School.

The IWA cross country squad dominated at its meet Sept. 9 versus Kenston Forest School.

Hannah Edwards was the top finisher in the girls varsity race with a time of 19:42 — 19 seconds faster than her time last year on that 3-mile course, shorter than the customary 3.1-mile (5-kilometer) layout.

Pierce Cutler was the top boys finisher with a time of 18:49. He and Edwards were among seven IWA runners who set new course and personal records Thursday.

The teams were set to run again Tuesday, Sept. 14, at Banner Christian and Saturday, Sept. 18, at Walsingham Academy.