Wednesday, September 3, 2014
The Andrews High volleyball team swept Carvers Bay on Aug. 28 to pick up its first win of the season.
The loss kept Carvers Bay winless on the young season.
Andrews won game one 25-18, and took an early 2-0 lead in game two before Haley Miller served the Lady Bears to a 4-2 lead.
The teams traded points to 8-8, and then Hanna Barnes served Carvers Bay to a 10-8 lead.
After the Lady Bears went ahead 13-12, Carli McCants served Andrews to a 16-13 lead.
The Lady Yellow Jackets extended the lead to 17-15, but Eriel Weston served Carvers Bay to an 18-17 lead.
Andrews coach Kathy Stewart called timeout and then the teams traded the next few points to 20-20.
Haley Davis then served Andrews to a 23-20 lead, but Barnes came right back and served Carvers Bay to a 23-22 lead.
The teams then traded points and tied the score three times down the stretch before McCants served out the game and gave Andrews the 28-26 victory.
In game three, the teams traded points to 7-6, and then Raven Giles served Andrews to a 10-6 lead.
The teams stayed within two points of each other until Brooks Cribb served Andrews to a 20-14 lead, the largest lead of the game.
Carvers Bay hung around though, outscoring Andrews 5-2 to cut the lead to 23-19.
Barnes then served the Lady Bears to a next five points and a 24-23 lead.
After Andrews tied the game at 24-24, Sydney Baber served out the match for the Yellow Jackets, helped by a block by Zanavyia Deas.
The Lady Yellow Jackets were thrilled to get their first win.
“It’s amazing, especially against Carvers Bay,” McCants said.
“We just had a better attitude and we were working together more as a team than in the other games,” said Carlynn Harper.
Deas said watching the junior varsity beat Carvers Bay before the match inspired the varsity squad.
McCants was 14-for-16 serving with one ace for Andrews. Cribb was 12-for-13 serving with one ace; Giles was 10-for-10 serving and had three kills; Davis was 11-for-13 serving with one ace and one kill; Harper was 9-for-9 serving; Whitney Garrett was 6-for-7 serving; and Deas was 4-of-6 on kills.
McLean, Weston and Barnes led Carvers Bay in serving. McLean and Brianna Williams led the Lady Bears in assists; and Weston had eight kills.