Claiborne volleyball sweeps Pineville

Published 12:23 pm Friday, September 23, 2022

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Claiborne County Sports Zone

Claiborne volleyball hosted Pineville September 19 for three matches of volleyball action.

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Match one was the Freshman game and the Lady Bulldogs inched away and led 11-7. Pineville rallied and were within two, but CHS once again moved out by five. Pineville then went on a run and got to within three. 21-16 was the set one final with Claiborne winning.

Set two began with CHS going up 7-0 and the Lady Mountain Lions having to call time out. Claiborne then moved on out to 18-5 mostly on the merits of their serve. The second set and match went to CHS by the final of 21-6.

Next on the court were the junior varsity players. Claiborne ran out to a 6-2 lead, but the Lady Mountain Lions rallied making it 6-4. The Lady Bulldogs pushed ahead 13-6 and went on to take the first set 21-12. During set two, Claiborne jumped ahead 3-0 and Pineville grabbed a quick time out. The time out worked, and Pineville tied it at 10 and went ahead by one. Claiborne looked a bit out of sync but managed to tie it at 15 and also managed to regain the lead 17-16. CHS won the second set 21-19 and the match in straight sets.

Last but not least the varsity players took the court. This one started as a back-and-forth contest, but Pineville was the aggressor. Claiborne went ahead by two and then pushed ahead by six, 13-7. The Lady Bulldogs moved out to 18-10 but then allowed Pineville to tie at 20. CHS moved on out and had set point at 24-21. Claiborne took the opening set 25-21.

The second set began at 3-2 but Pineville tied it at three. Claiborne had to rally from behind and pulled ahead 9-6 and then 14-9. The Lady Mountain Lions were in striking distance and finally tied it at 20 and went on to lead 24-22. Claiborne tied the set at 24 and won 26-24 in a thriller. Leading two sets to zero, Claiborne jumped out to a 4-0 lead and stayed out front until Pineville tied it at 10 and then went ahead by one. Claiborne took the lead back and pulled away to 17-12. Pineville tied it at 19 then Claiborne finished the set and match 25-20.

Coach Christy Brooks talked about her team’s performance, “Well we played good tonight, and it was a team effort. Not one of them stood out and took over the game but we played together and got the win. When it comes to the player of the game, I think it should be Genesis Bailey because she has done everything that I have asked her to do.”