The Charles B. Aycock Golden Falcons defeated the Southern Wayne Saints in three straight sets on Wednesday evening.
Coming into the match, the Golden Falcons held an impressive overall record of 10-2, while the Saints had just two wins this season in eight games for a 2-6 overall record.
In the first set of the match C.B. Aycock showed why they held the superior record, and they had no trouble taking the set 25-15.
The Golden Falcons once again came out strong in the second set where they cruised through for an easy victory. A big reason for their dominance in the second set was the great serving of Baily Wood, who with the Golden Falcons leading 17-8, was able to win eight service points in a row to help C.B. Aycock close out the set 25-8.
In the final set of the match, C.B. Aycock’s Alora Stanton and Laci Best both did a great job protecting the net. They blocked shot after shot at the net that would have given their middle blockers trouble. The Golden Falcons were also aided in the set by great serving from Annsleigh Rouse, who with the Golden Falcons leading 16-9, was able to win nine service points in a row to help her team claim the set and the match.
C.B. Aycock head coach Jordyn McGhee said she was impressed with how her team played against Southern Wayne.
“I think they played really well today,” McGhee said. “The girls were on their toes (and ready to attack), and they were communicating on the court. I’m very, very impressed with how they played tonight.”
With the win, the Golden Falcons improve to 11-2 overall and 5-2 in the Quad County 3A conference, while the Saints fall to 2-7 overall and 1-4 in the same conference.
Southern Wayne will play again on Thursday against East Wake in Wendell at 5 p.m., and C.B. Aycock will play again on Thursday against Hunt at home at 5 p.m.