The Mathews High School varsity volleyball team traveled to West Point Tuesday night and was defeated by the Lady Pointers in a very intense and close match.
The match went to five sets with scores of 19-25, 25-22, 25-27, 25-20 and 13-15. Trailing in four of the five sets, including 3-9 in the final game, Mathews left every bit of energy it had on the court. However, MHS made numerous uncharacteristic errors and West Point hustled to every ball that was hit by a Mathews player.
Jacqueline Stewart led the team in serving with six aces, followed by Anna Hudgins (three) and Hannah Rowe, Whitney Eriksen and Keely Crittenden (two each). Kai McCann had one ace.
Stewart and McCann led the team with 12 kills each, followed closely behind with Rowe’s 10. Kayla Carter had five kills while Brittany Mitchem had four. Rowe was strong in defense, scoring a team-leading 25 digs. McCann followed behind with 14, Hudgins had 13, and Stewart and Hailey Abernathy had 12 and 11, respectively. Sophie Bandurco and Crittenden each dug up 10 hits while Eriksen had seven, Mariah Robinson had four, and Brittany Mitchem had three. Bandurco and Crittenden led the team with assists with 26 and 18, respectively.