The Newberry Academy volleyball team had another good week, with one win and one loss. Last Monday, the Lady Eagles took a match against Greenwood Christian, 3–1.
Newberry won the first set 25–19 and the second set 26–24.
The third set went to Greenwood 25–18, but Newberry finished strong in the fourth, winning the set 25–14.
Emma Lindsay and Harley Johnson both recorded double-doubles for the Academy.
Lindsay finished with 19 points, five aces, 17 assists, and six kills for the match. Johnson had 21 points, six aces, 11 kills, two assists and a block.
Three other players had double-digit points including Kaitlyn Nobles with 16 points (six aces, seven kills), Amanda Crayne with 12 points (three aces), and Rachel Franklin with 12 points (three aces).
Andie Getz finished with eight points, two assists, two aces, two kills and a block.
On Tuesday, Newberry faced Richard Winn and lost a close match 2–3.
It was the closest Newberry has come to Richard Winn in recent memory, and only a sterling performance by Richard Winn’s Carson Justice kept Newberry from winning. Newberry lost the first set 25-18, and then won the next two 25–16 and 25–18.
The fourth set went to Richard Winn, 25–16.
The last set was dominated by Richard Winn 15–1, powered by seven points in the set by Justice.
Newberry kept things close for most of the match, but in the end, errors, including 13 service errors, probably cost them a chance at victory.
For Newberry, Johnson continued to play at a high level, recording 18 points.
Other players in double figures included Nobles with 16, Lindsay and Getz with 15, Franklin with 11 and Crayne with 10. The Lady Eagles now stand at 6–6 overall, and 2–4 in the region.
Region play picks back up this week, with a match at Cambridge on Tuesday.