Middle School Volleyball
Clarkton School of
Discovery 2, Elizabethtown 0
By Marsha Burney
The Lady Blue Devils
of Clarkton School of Discovery beat
Elizabethtown Middle in a Bladen Five Volleyball
match played in Elizabethtown Tuesday afternoon.
Elizabethtown served first and opened up a
3-0 lead, before Ting Lin scored for the Blue
Devils on a nice return. The score was 5-1
when Clarkton's Erica McKoy scored a return
point and Ashley Hardin hit a service point to
draw the Blue Devils to within three at 6-3.
After a side out by the Cougars, McKoy drilled
six service points with one ace, putting the
Devils up, 10-8.
Smith hit a return shot, followed by another
from Gracyn Martin, and yet another by Hardin --
making the score 12-10 in favor of the Devils.
Smith then served nine service points, including
three aces, and Martin passed the ball to Hardin
for an awesome return point as Clarkton
increased their lead to 23-11. The Cougars
tried to rally back but came up short after
Carleigh DeVane hit a return point and Camille
Campbell drilled an ace, giving the Blue Devils
a 25-15 win.
In the second set, Martin
started by drilling three aces in a row.
Elizabethtown would tie at three-all before
Hardin passed to Camille Campbell for the
spectacular return. Camille would then hit
an ace, giving the Devils a 5-4 lead.
Hardin's five service points and return points
from Sarah Johnson and Martin put the Blue
Devils ahead, 13-10.
Johnson then served
four points, including two aces and McKoy added
two more return points as Clarkton's lead
increased to 20-12. Johnson scored on a
return, setting Martin up to score two more
service points and making the score 23-13.
After a side out by the Cougars, Abbie Cross
would serve the match point from Clarkton,
making the final score 25-14.