Vikes Stop Mustangs in Volleyball
The Union Pines Viking girls' volleyball team defeated the North Moore Mustangs by a 3-0 score Wednesday in Robbins. With the win, the Vikes swept the Mustangs in this year's two-match rivalry series between the two Moore County Schools.
Union Pines made short work of the match, taking the three sets 25-15, 25-16 and 25-16.
Catherine Daley and Reyanna Torrence led a strong Union Pines service performance. With the score 16-15 in the opening game, Daley scored nine points on her serve to close out the set. Torrence started game three by tallying 12 consecutive points on her serve, and later finished the match with a three-point mini-service run.
Whitney Walden had an excellent game at the net for the Vikings, mixing up her attacks and tips. Several times she took advantage of a Mustang double block that opened up the right side of the court, allowing her to put away several balls for kills.
After the match Viking head coach Leslie Fish was complimentary of her team's effort.
"The girls really impressed me with their intensity," Fish said, "which carried over from Monday's hard fought four-game loss to a strong Gray's Creek team."
Torrence, a Union Pines captain, had an enjoyable experience out on the court in her last match against her school's cross-county counterpart.
"It was fun to play ahead," she said, "and not have to fight to comeback. No matter what, we always keep our heads up and play hard."
North Moore did manage to win the junior varsity match 2-1 to earn a season split with Union Pines, which is now 8-7 on the season and 6-4 in conference play.
The Vike varsity team is now 6-9 overall and 4-6 in Cape Fear Valley conference competition. They traveled to Harnett Central on Thursday for a league match to close out the week.
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