The Halifax County High School varsity volleyball team lost for the second time this season to Tunstall High School at Tunstall High School on Tuesday in three sets, 25-12, 25-20 and 25-12.

But, the Comets are improving match by match, according to head coach Sunshine Martin, whose team met its goal of playing a more competitive match than the first time around.

“Our back row had some struggles but ultimately we dug better than the first match against Tunstall,” noted Martin. “Several hitters were successful in keeping their hits in the court, Trinity (Martin) had a smash on an over-pass, and we also got a couple of blocks.”

Tessy Henderson played well in the second match on the front, and Kylie Satterfield led the back row on defense, added Martin.

“Our season this year is going to be about making improvements and that’s what we did,” Martin noted.

Peyton Irby had six good serves, four kills and two digs; Jadyn Harlow had five good serves; Bailey Bowen finished with two digs; Amanda Duffer had one service ace, one block, one kill, and one assist; and Kirsten Wellons had one block and five kills against Tunstall.

Martin had seven digs, one block, four kills and two service aces; Sarah Watts had five digs, two service aces, one kill and four assists, Satterfield had 10 digs, Henderson had three kills; Arissa Conner had three digs; and Madison Barnes had three digs, one service ace and five assists against the Trojans.

Jayvees fall to Tunstall

The Halifax County High School jayvee volleyball team lost to Tunstall in straight sets on Tuesday 26-24 and 25-18.

Emma Payne had five good serves, two assists and one kill; Shamya Hankins had four good serves and three kills; Kate Jackson had four good serves and one assist; Katie Reaves had one dig; Abby Duffer had four good serves and one kill; Peyton Irby had two good serves, one kill and two digs; and Jadyn Harlow finished with five good serves.