LAURINBURG — The Lady Scots volleyball team had a jam packed schedule this week — three matches in three days. So far the Lady Scots are 1-1 in those matches as they topped Lumberton on Tuesday in three sets before falling to Cape Fear in five on Wednesday. The team’s third match was against Richmond on Thursday and was still going on when the paper went to press.
In their other SEC match up of the week, the Lady Scots easily topped Lumberton in three sets, 25-18, 25-17 and 25-15. Both teams got off to a sluggish start in the first set with three ties early on. The Lady Scots started the pull away after going on a 6-0 run to go up 14-7. The Lady Pirates made one final effort on a 4-0 run try and gain some ground on the Lady Scots, but the offense and defense from Scotland was too much and secured them a 25-18 first set win.
With the wind knocked out of the Lady Pirates sails, plus some inter-team turmoil, the Lady Scots were able to quickly and easily put away the second set, 25-17. The third set of the match saw Lumberton regroup a little on defense, but a 5-0 run early on that gave the Lady Scots an 11-6 lead was too much for the Lady Pirates to overcome.
The Lady Scots Macie Gibson had five straight excellent serves, which allowed her team to go on a 10-0 which sealed a third set victory, 25-15.
Nahir Pegues led the team with 10 kills while Emma Gray Beacham and Kandon Luquer both had six kills. Gray Beacham lead the team with 21 setting assists. Abby Quick lead the team with 12 service points with three aces. Kandon Luquer had 10 service points with two aces and 12 digs while Macie Gibson lead the team with 14 digs.
There was no time for rest as the Lady Scots hosted a formidable Cape Fear team on Wednesday. The Lady Scots fell to Cape Fear in five, 25-20, 25-14, 18-25, 21-25 and 10-15.
Despite the loss, coach Adam Romaine thought his team played much better than when the two teams met back in August.
“We played better than last time — lost 3-0 — and had opportunities to win but just couldn’t close the deal,” he said. “Nahir Pegues played a strong game all the way around leading the team with 12 kills, and also lead the team with nine service points and four aces.”
Kandon Luquer had 10 kills while Ashley McGugan and Emma Gray Beacham each added six. Beacham had 31 setting assists. Luquer lead the team with 15 digs, followed by Mason Roberts with 13 and Macie Gibson with 10 digs.
The Lady Scots move to 7-6 overall and 2-2 in SEC play.
The Lady Scots get a few days to rest next week, as they aren’t back in action until Wednesday. The Lady Scots will travel to South View on Wednesday then to Purnell Swett on Thursday. Both matches are set to start at 5 p.m. with JV games.
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