The Lady Govs volleyball team hosted its annual Pink Out Night on Oct. 15 and more important than the Nelson girls winning the game 3-0, was the fact according to coach Vicki Crawford lots of money was raised for the fight against breast cancer.
Nelson completed the sweep over the Dan River Lady Wildcats with scores of 25-16, 25-21, 25-18.
“It was a great night with a huge crowd, where we made a lot of money for breast cancer,” Crawford said. “We played very well. This team has great potential when we execute the game plan and play to-gether.”
Nelson stat leaders were Megan Seitz with 13 kills, seven digs and two aces while Hailea White also had 13 kills and added five digs. Dominique Morrison tallied five kills and Ainsley McGarry added three blocks with her five kills. Rylee Truslow notched two kills and blocks, respectively while Kate Strong had 17 assists to go with her five digs.
Abbey Foley led the team with 20 assists and added five digs. Lauren Armstrong tallied five digs and Staci Taylor had six digs and two aces.
The week started out with a road trip to Gretna to face the always tough Lady Hawks.
“On Tuesday we traveled to Gretna to play the No. 1 team in the district. We had a hard-fought competitive battle only to come up a little short,” said Crawford. “We started out slow but gained momentum throughout the match. We played some of our best volleyball. The little things keep haunting us. Hopefully the experience will help us when the tournament begins .”
The Lady Govs managed to win one in the third set with a 31-29 marathon score.
Seitz filled the stat sheet with 11 kills, nine digs and three aces. White had a team-high in kills (17) and digs (12). McGarry tallied four blocks, Morrison had two blocks and Strong notched 12 assists. Abbey Foley paced the team with 16 assists.