CNU Volleyball Finishes Strong


Volleyball ended their regular season Saturday strong with a back to back win. They started off with a win against York College’s Spartans 3-0 then went on to beat Averett University’s Cougars 3-0.


Sammy Carroll started off set 1 against York by serving 3 aces during a 6 point run. Then Alyssa Dozier brought them to an 11-1 lead after helping the team take 5 straight points. Carroll with a kill and Anna Dean with 2 aces helped close out the set with the Captains on top. 


Even though York won the first point to start off the second set, the Captains took charge of it by taking 17 of the next 21 points before York could hold their serve. Maddie Carter’s kill, another ace from Dean, and two errors from the opposite team lead to a win for Captains in the second set. 


In the third set, the Captains held York to ten points while Mackenzie Wright had four kills and a block to contribute to the Captain’s domination of the Spartans. By the end of the match, the Captains only allowed York 17 kills. The second lowest kills that they’ve allowed this season. 


Before the match against Averett, CNU took the time to honor their seniors who aren’t coming back next season. 5th year, Mackenzie Wright, Maddie Carter, and Rebbecca Frey, along with Senior Anna Dean. The players were given balloons and flowers and were walked out by their families and loved ones.


To begin the match against Averett, the Cougars led set 1 early. However, the Captains turned the set around with Kyla McIntyre and Mackenzie Wright having two kills and Julia Gleason having 2 aces, scoring 9 straight points. McIntyre, Carter, and Alyssa Dozier each got kills which put the Captains up 23-16 and two bad serves from the Cougars caused the Captains to take set one. 


The Captains hit their best hitting percentage in the second set, totaling 16 kills. Six of those were Dozier’s. She hit back-to-back kills to force the set point. McIntyre hit the final kill to win the set for the Captains. 


The third set was close for a while, with the Cougars trailing 16-18. However, the Captains didn’t allow another point. They scored seven straight with kills from Carter, Wright, and McIntyre to secure the win for CNU. 


Next weekend, CNU will travel to Fredericksburg for the Coast-to-Coast Conference tournament.