09/07/11 — Aycock plays most complete game of year

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Aycock plays most complete game of year

By Ryan Hanchett
Published in Sports on September 7, 2011 1:48 PM

PIKEVILLE -- Charles B. Aycock played its most complete match of the season.

South Johnston was left in the wake.

The Golden Falcons rode an impressive offensive performance to a 25-21, 25-10, 25-16 win in Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference play Tuesday evening.

"I don't really have a lot to say," said C.B. Aycock head coach Davis Harris. "We played really well and we never let down. The attacking at the net was as good as its been all year."

The Golden Falcons grabbed a 15-6 lead in the opening set as a plethora of unforced errors doomed the Trojans. Three kills by Meredith Burroughs and two by Connor Davis put the set out of reach early.

The story remained the same in the second set as Aycock jumped out to a 19-5 lead behind a brilliant 10-assist effort from Rachel Jordan. Davis' team cruised to the finish.

"Connor Davis was on fire all night and we were able to put her in good spots to hit," said Harris. "Our passing was excellent and our transitions were smoother than they have been, which led to opportunities to score."

The teams played back-and-forth in the final set before the Golden Falcons ran off six straight points and seized a 10-4 lead. A pair of kills by Davis and one by Madison Mercer put the match safely out of reach.

Davis paced the Golden Falcon attack with 10 kills and one block. Burroughs added seven kills and two blocks. Mercer finished with four kills and three blocks.

Jordan dished out 23 assists.

Whitney Williams led South Johnston with four kills and three blocks. Shannon Tart added four kills in the defeat.

C.B. Aycock (5-1 overall, 1-1 ECC) travels Cleveland on Thursday.