ROCKINGHAM — Earlier in the season, Richmond Senior coach Allie Goodman wanted her to see her team move up to third in the Southeastern Conference standings.
The Raiders had its chance to stake its claim against Scotland Thursday afternoon. After failing behind in singles, Richmond needed to sweep the doubles to pull out a come-from-behind victory.
It came up just short.
Scotland won two of the three doubles contests to post a 6-3 conference win. The Raiders are now 4-6 overall and 4-5 in the SEC. The Scots improve to 7-5 on the season and 6-4 in league play.
Scotland claimed four of the singles matches. Camryn Ellis and Anna Griswold were victorious at No. 1 and No. 2. Ellis downed Kathrin Reister 7-5, 6-3, Griswold stopped Kenzie Ransom 6-4, 6-0. The Scots also earned wins at No. 4 and No. 5. Cheyanne Strong edged Jayana Nicholson 4-6, 6-3, 10-8 and Grace McIntyre blanked Emily Duckworth 6-0, 6-0.
Richmond picked up wins at No. 3 and No. 6. Destiny Buie defeated Brooke Bathie 6-3, 6-2 and Allie Hammond knocked off Karrington Campbell 6-1, 6-1.
In doubles, Buie and Nicholson beat McIntyre and Strong 8-4. Ellis and Griswold downed Ransom and Reister 8-3. Liza McIntyre and Bathie defeated Duckworth and Hammond 8-3.
The Scots are off until the SEC teams converge on Lumberton next Tuesday and Wednesday for the conference tournament.
Scots volleyball wins in 4
RAEFORD — The Scotland volleyball team won its 11th match of the season Thursday, defeating Hoke in four games for the second time this season.
The downed the Bucks 25-17, 22-25, 25-23, 25-23 to improve to 11-7 overall and 6-2 in the SEC. Hoke fell to 6-11 and 2-6 in the conference with the loss.
The win is Scotland’s fifth in its last six contests — Molly Hayes’ program saw its four-game winning streak snapped earlier this week in a defeat at Pinecrest.
Scotland is off until next Tuesday when it will welcome Lumberton to Laurinburg for Senior Night.
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