The Lady Govs volleyball squad is riding a four-game winning streak as the team nears regional tournament action.

The Nelson girls defeated Altavista, Chatham and William Campbell.

The first of the three-win week came against Altavista as the Lady Govs swept Debra Spencer's Lady Colonels 3-0 with scores of 25-22, 25-27, 25-9.

"A great week for Nelson volleyball," said Nelson coach Vicki Crawford. "We are 14-5 with 1 district match left to play, Thursday Oct. 31 at Appomattox. The week started with a home match against Altavista. We started a little slow, but understanding the importance of winning down the stretch we started making smart decisions and played really well."

On Oct.22, the Nelson girls took the trip down U.S. 29 to battle Chatham and the Lady Cavaliers gave Nelson all they could handle before Crawford's troops pulled out the win with scores of 25-21, 20-25, 25-27, 25-21, 15-8.

"A struggle to get it going. We played as flat as we have played all year," said Crawford. "Chatham played great, dug every ball we hit at them. We gained momentum in the fourth set and were able to play one of our best sets in set 5 to win the match."

The week ended with six players being honored on Senior Night before they took down the Lady Generals, 25-7, 25-7, 25-6.

"An emotional evening with six seniors on the team," said Crawford. "The seniors were excited with all the festivities going on and carried that enthusiasm on to the court to show their best volleyball."

Nelson 3 game stat leaders

Hailea White, 55 kills, 5 aces, 4 blocks, 22 digs

Kate Strong, 2 aces, 23 assists, 6 digs

Megan Seitz, 3 aces, 38 kills, 24 digs

Ainsley McGarry, 5 kills, 9 blocks

Dominique Morrison, 2 aces, 8 blocks, 3 kills

Mariah Butler, 2 blocks

Abbey Foley, 63 assists, 3 aces, 14 digs

Lauren Armstrong, 14 digs

Staci Taylor, 2 aces, 1 kill

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