Mathews rallies past MHS girls
The Middlesex High varsity won the first game but then dropped three games to Mathews in a volleyball loss on Tuesday.
The Lady Blue Devils’ 17-25, 25-17, 25-23, 25-15 win put them atop the Tidewater District standings with a 4-0 record. Middlesex is second at 3-1 and still has a match left at Mathews on October 29.
The Lady Chargers are 9-3 overall as they enter the home stretch of the district season.
Middlesex easily handled King and Queen 25-1, 25-6, 25-8 on October 8.
“Kelsey Hainley had a great serving night against King and Queen,” said MHS coach Jennifer Harrow. The Lady Chargers started with one point for a side-out, and Hainley served the next 24 points for the win. She also recorded 1 dig, 1 assist, 3 kills and 15 aces.
The Lady Chargers also did a good job of running new offensive plays they have been practicing, said Harrow.
Chelsi Blake is out at this time with an injury to her knee. “She had a great game last Tuesday against King William,” said Harrow. “Her hitting has improved immensely and she puts a lot of power behind it. Hopefully, she will be able to recover by the tournaments.”
Also for Middlesex against King and Queen, Jillien Puster had 1 ace, 4 assists, 6 kills: Hayley Guess, 1 ace, 1 dig, 2 kills; Caroline Davis, 1 ace, 5 digs, 9 assists, 1 kill; Raquel Pierce, 1 ace, 1 dig, 3 kills; Maggie Hall, 2 aces, 2 assists; Chelsea Lewter, 1 dig; Allyson Sharpe, 2 aces, 1 dig; Ashley Williams, 2 aces, 3 digs; Jessica Dixon, 1 dig, 2 assists, 2 kills; and Joey Stinchcomb, 1 kill.
Middlesex will host West Point tonight, October 15, and is at King William on Thursday, October 22. The Lady Chargers last home game is Tuesday, October 27, against K&Q. JV games are at 6 p.m. and the varsity plays at 7:30 p.m.