Friday, September 5, 2014
Andrews volleyball team fell to 1-3 on the season with a 3-1 loss to East Clarendon on Sept. 2.
After losing game one 25-13 and game two 25-14, Andrews jumped out to a 10-1 lead in game three behind the serving of Carli McCants and Carlynn Harper.
East Clarendon battled back to 13-9. and then the teams traded points to 15-11.
Sydney Baber and McCants then served Andrews to 24-13, one point from victory.
East Clarendon then scored the next 12 points to go ahead 25-24,
A kill by Zanayvia Deas stopped the run, and Harper served to give Andrews the 27-25 victory.
East Clarendon took an early 6-0 lead in game four, and continued to stretch it, eventually winning 25-11 to take the match.
Andrews coach Kathy Stewart is at a loss for words over her team’s slow start this season.
“We’re still not gelling like I had hoped for,” she said.
Stewart has tried changing the way the team warms up before matches, practicing more hitting drills and scheduling team-building activities.
“I’ve got to find some way for these girls to motivate themselves,” she said. “I feel like they’re looking to me. It’s got to come from within.”
Harper led Andrews in serving, going 18-for-18 with two aces. McCants went 16-for-16 and Brooks Cribb went 7-for-7 with an ace. Baber, Nekyria Brown and Carrie Mae Hyrowski were also perfect serving.
Deas was 4-for-4 on attacks and had three kills; Raven Giles had three attacks; and Malorey Morris had two kills.
Andrews traveled to Carvers Bay on Sept. 4, and hosts Georgetown on Sept. 10.