The Halifax County High School lady Comets volleyball team traveled to Western Albemarle High School on Thursday and lost in the second round of regional play in three sets 25-15, 25-11 and 25-17 ending their season.

The Comets knew the matchup against the undefeated Warriors would be a tough.

“We faced a tough defensive team last night in Western Albemarle,” said head coach Sunshine Martin. “They did a good job of putting the ball into the open floor and as hard as we tried to make adjustments, they just kept finding the holes.”

The lady Comets are coming off their first round of regional play where they defeated Lousia County High School in five sets.

“Our girls put up a good fight, it is tough playing on the road consecutively and we definitely didn’t get any short rides this week,” said Martin.

Trinity Martin led the team in offensive attacks with eight kills in the matchup, but the team struggled to get anything going on offense.

“Our setters did a good job of trying to mix it up as best as they could, but we just couldn’t seem to get our offense flowing,” Martins said. “We played off the block well and pulled up a lot of balls that wouldn’t normally be played.”

Sarah Watts had one block, seven assists and seven digs; Martin had eight kills, one ace and six digs; Shamya Hankins had three kills, one block and two digs; Madison Barnes had two kills, two aces, one assist and eight digs; Arissa Conner had three digs; Emma Payne had four assists and five digs; Jadyn Harlow had one assits and two digs; Tessy Henderson had three blocks and two digs; Kylie Satterfield had 11 digs in the regional loss.

“I’m so very proud of this group. They were fun to coach, fun to watch and grew so much this season as athletes. We finished our season 10-13 which is one of the best records I’ve known them to have in a while. I am really proud of the effort all the girls gave this season,” Martin concluded.

The lady Comets had an overall record of 10-13, a regular season record of 9-11 and a postseason record of 1-2.

The varsity Comets will look forward to next year as jayvee athletes will move up to the varsity level. The jayvee team ended their season by winning their last seven matches.

Josh Carlton is a sports writer for The Gazette-Virginian. Contact him jcarlton@gazettevirginian.com. 

Josh Carlton is a sports writer for The Gazette-Virginian. Contact him jcarlton@gazettevirginian.com.