LAURINBURG — It was senior night for the volleyball team at Scotland High School Monday night, and as usual the seniors lead the way as the Scots swept Lumberton 25-21, 25-21 and 25-13.
Before the game with the Lumberton Pirates began, Scotland coach Molly Hayes honored the five seniors: Madeline Milholland, Katelyn Hunt, Makayla Evans, Avery Callahan and Jessie Kee. Each player has been a major contributor as the Scots have rolled through the season, and nothing changed Monday.
Hunt was Scotland’s leading server with 24 attempts and four aces. Her serves often came at pivotal moments during the games when Lumberton would take the lead. Evans also had a lot of work from the line as she served the ball 13 times and collected four aces.
Milholland, Scotland’s main attacker throughout the year, tallied 13 kills without committing a single error. It was the second time this season that Milholland had an error-free game.
Many of Milholland’s kills were set up by Callahan, the Scots’ main setter, who had 20 assists on the night.
Hayes said the group of seniors she has worked with during her first season at the helm have always been ready to lead, even when she asked a few of them to play in positions that were new to them. She said the players came out with an extra energy Monday knowing that it was the last home game of the regular season.
“I told all of them to remember this night, because it’s special,” Hayes said. “You only get one senior night when all the attention is on you, and I think they really wanted to come out and win tonight.”
The Scots improved to 17-2 overall this season.