The Yellow Jackets varsity volleyball team opened region play Thursday vs. Blue Ridge. Union County played strong but were unable to get its first region victory as Blue Ridge defeated the Jackets 3-0. Blue Ridge won in three straight sets 10-25, 17-25 and 19-25.
“We showed much improvement, but were unable to defeat Blue Ridge,” said Union County’s head coach Yoneko Washington. “After the first set the ladies pulled together but we still had too many pass errors and mental mistakes.”
Taylor Hughey had six serve points and two assists. Morgan Walker had seven serve points, one block, one kill and three assists. Makaylah Plemmons had six serve points, one ace, two blocks and two kills. McKale Hardy had seven serve points and two kills. Hetti Millwood had three serve points. Carolyn Blackwell had one serve point and two digs. Demisha Norman had one block. Hannah Bishop and Megan Russell each had one dig.
Monday, the Yellow Jackets lost both games at home vs. Laurens, 11-25, 18-25.
“We had a slow start. The first game we had too many bump errors and were not calling the ball. We played a much better second game but could not win the points we needed,” said Jackets’ JV head coach Sherry Jackson.
Despite the loss, coach Jackson notices her team’s efforts.
“CeCe Morman played well. She hustles after every ball and makes some great saves,” Jackson said.
Morman had four aces and three digs. Hyatt Edens Conner Wicker and Destiny Knox each had an ace. Erica Waters, Kris Clayton, Cheyenne Kerr and Lindsey Murphy each had a dig. Destiny Knox had 2 digs,
The Lady Jackets’ JV volleyball team plays Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Chapman.
Blue Ridge defeated Union County’s JV volleyball team Thursday, 2-0. Blue Ridge won in straight sets, 25-15, 25-9.
“The score does not reflect the hard fought games, We made a lot of great plays but were unable to finish with the points on our side,” said Jackets’ JV head coach Sherry Jackson.
Hyatt Edens and Connor Wicker each had one dig and an ace. Erica Waters had a dig. CeCe Morman and Kris Clayton each had two digs.
“The girls never gave up and they continue to improve each game,” Jackson said.