Vikings Top Overhills in Volleyball
Union Pines defeated the Overhills Jaguars, in a clash atop the Cape Fear Valley Conference volleyball standings Thursday in Cameron.
With the 16-25, 25-20, 25-18 and 25-17 victory, the homestanding Vikings remained undefeated on the year at 9-0 overall and 2-0 in CFVC play. Overhills (6-2) fell to 1-1 in league competition with the loss.
Crystal Hicks had an especially strong showing in the final two games of the Vikings' second conference home win of the week. The senior captain collected 10 kills, eight digs and two blocks on the night.
The Viking duo of senior setter Morgan Bridgers and junior outside hitter Brittany Erickson provided steady productivity and leadership throughout Thursday's pivotal early-season league match.
Bridgers finished with 24 assists, seven digs, three kills and three service winners, while Erickson had 12 digs and eight kills.
As the match progressed, sophomore middle hitter Tiffany Hicks settled into a rhythm to finish with six blocks and five kills for Union Pines. Viking senior libero Lexi Byrd had six digs in the tilt.
The 25-16 first-set loss is the only set Union Pines has dropped in the 28 it has played this season.
Following the holiday weekend, the Vikings return to action Tuesday in Hope Mills against league rival Gray’s Creek.
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