The Nelson volleyball season came to an end last week in the Region 2C quarterfinals, as Floyd County swept the Lady Governors 3-0, by scores of 25-17, 25-17, 25-11.
“We couldn’t overcome a slow start, and Floyd took advantage of critical errors that we made,” Nelson coach Vicki Crawford said. “I was proud of the way we competed all season; we just could never get over the hump. Little things that haunted us all year continued into the postseason.”
Among the leaders for Nelson in the stat book were Hailea White (five kills, one ace, four digs), Megan Seitz (eight kills, six digs), Dominique Morrison (two kills, one block), Kate Strong (five assists, five digs) and Abbey Foley (10 assists, nine digs).
The Lady Govs ended the season with a 14-7 overall record and went 8-4 in Dogwood District play.
Nelson had six seniors on the team. Crawford breaks down their performances in their high school swan song:
Megan Seitz, outside hitter — A four-year varsity starter. A leader on the court. Leads the team both offensively and defensively.
Ainsley McGarry and Dominique Morrison, middle blockers — Both were two-year varsity starters. Both improved their games and became forces at the net with their blocking ability.
Kate Strong, setter — A four-year varsity starter. Has improved every year, being able to set the ball in spots that allow our hitters to be successful.
Mariah Butler, right-side hitter — A two-year varsity starter. Not only has she improved as a hitter, but her blocking is what most teams fear.
Staci Taylor, defensive specialist — A two-year varsity starter. Digging difficult balls has been where she has improved to help us run a successful offense.