The Halifax County Middle School volleyball team kept its unblemished record intact last Thursday with a 3-1 win on the road over Bluestone Middle School.

Halifax County Middle School won the first set of the best-of-five-set contest 25-11.

The Lions dropped a close 25-23 decision in the second set, but bounced back to win the third set 25-18 and close out the match win with a 25-3 win in the fourth set.

Emma Payne led the Lions in service aces with 12, with Peyton Irby following with 9. Irby led the Lions in kills with eight, with Payne and Blakely Martin following with four each. Payne led the team in assists with 21.

HCMS Statistics Totals

Service Aces – Emma Payne 12, Peyton Irby 9, Makayla Powell 7, Olivia Seamster 6, Abby Duffer 3, Hannah Abbott 1, Abagail Conner 1

Kills – Peyton Irby 8, Emma Payne 4, Blakely Martin 4, Olivia Seamster 3, Abby Duffer 3, Makayla Powell 1

Assists – Emma Payne 21, Blakely Martin 2, Abagail Conner 1, Olivia Seamster 1, Peyton Irby 1

Digs – Emma Payne 1

Joe Chandler is the sports editor for The Gazette-Virginian. Contact him at jchandler@gazettevirginian.com.

Joe Chandler is the sports editor for The Gazette-Virginian. Contact him at jchandler@gazettevirginian.com