Warriors get clean sweep

Kaitlyn Mullins

Thursday night the Asheboro Blue Comets hosted the Wheatmore Warriors for a non-conference match-up in varsity volleyball. 

Leading things off in the first set were the Warriors as they took a 2-0 lead. Putting the Comets on the board was Diamond McDowell as she helped tie the game. A block from Erin Lambeth and kill from Hailey Rae Davis gave the Warriors a three-point advantage. Leah Reid slammed the ball down to close the gap to one point for Asheboro. Lambeth kept swinging as she made it a 13-8 set. Wheatmore pulled ahead on a hit from Hope Turbyfill taking a nine-point lead. The Comets kept pushing as Kesley Nance and McDowell both gained kills. Asheboro allowed the Warriors to finish out the set and take a 25-18 win. 

Carson Elliott opened the second set swinging with a kill to give the Warriors the first point. After Asheboro scored their first point, both teams battled it out back and forth keeping the game within one point of each other. The Comets went on a 4-0 run as Nance killed the ball and Reid stood tall for a block making it an 8-5 set. The Warriors closed back the gap to a point only to serve an error allowing the Comets to take another three-point lead. Nance killed the ball over for the Comets and Turbyfill did the same for Wheatmore. The Comets had a 22-19 lead before they allowed the Warriors to retake control. Wheatmore held the Comets taking set two 25-22. 

Opening the third set was Kelly Williams with a kill for the Warriors. McDowell picked up back to back tips to put the Blue Comets on top. Nailing a kill was Turbyfill as she led the Warriors comeback for a 6-4 lead. Continuing Wheatmore’s lead was Davis as she made it an 8-4 set. Asheboro kept strong as Reid sent two blocks over the net tying the st a nine-all. Wheatmore came back fighting and used a 6-0 run to extend their lead. A serving error on the Warriors gave the Comets a free point. Hitting the ball over the net was Nance as she picked up a point giving Asheboro 11 points. Serving an ace was Natalie. Dodd and Elliott would finish Wheatmore with a 25-11 win. 

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