Tuesday was eighth grader appreciation night for the Halifax County Middle School volleyball team, and the lady Lions put on a show and dominated Patrick County in the semi-finals round of the Jr. Piedmont District tournament, winning in straight sets 25-19 and 25-15.
Before the match, HCMS honored six eight graders, all of which started the match: Hannah Abbott, Abagail Conner, Miley Powell, Hailey Jacobs, Cadence Howerton and Maggie Reaves.
“The team’s serving, and quick passing led to a victory,” said head coach Lynzie Adams.
In the first set Abbott and Howerton each had three aces, and in the second set Jacobs and Conner also had three aces.
Abbott also had two kills in the first set, while conner and Kynnedy Riley both had one kill in the second set.
“The team played smart volleyball, and never gave up. The growth of these players, both individually and as a team is remarkable,” Adams concluded.
The lady Lions competed against Laurel Park in the Jr. Piedmont District championship on Thursday.