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Lady Devils split pair of volleyball games

The Mathews High School varsity girls’ volleyball team split a pair of home games this past week, falling to the Rappahannock Raiders, 3-1, last Thursday, and bouncing back on Monday for a straight-set victory over King and Queen. The Lady Devils’ season record remains even, now standing at 3-3 overall.


After winning the opening set by a 25-20 margin, the MHS girls struggled in last Thursday’s contest against the Raiders, dropping the next three by scores of 25-22, 25-23 and 25-14.

Joice Small had a strong game for Mathews, leading the team both in aces (three) and kills (nine). Defensive standouts included Connie Johnson and Morgan Crittenden, who led the Devils with seven digs each. Crittenden also had six kills and two aces, while Johnson picked up three kills.

Grace Bandurco had the highest number of assists at 16, while Aleya McCurry had four. Bandurco and McCurry added one dig apiece, while McCurry also scored one kill and an ace. Emily West ended the ni...

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