By: Tanya Chilton Staff Reporter
September 4, 2013
LAURINBURG — The Surry Community College volleyball team won 3-0 on the road Saturday in a nonconference game against Saint Andrews College.
Coach Jan Marion-Kiser said the win helped the younger team composed of six freshman adjust to the pacing found at the junior college level.
The Lady Knights took the win with scores of 25-18, 25-9, 25-3.
Marion-Kiser said though the drive to Laurinburg was a long one, playing a good nonconference match was worth it.
The coach called the game an opportunity to get in necessary practice, observe areas of strengths and those needing improvement.
The Knights lost their conference home opener to Lenoir a week earlier.
“Last Saturday was an eye-opener,” said Marion-Kiser. In a double-header, both games went five sets.
She said the team will continue to work on foot work and position play.
As the team adjusts to the tempo found at the college level, Marion-Kiser said play will strengthen.
She said she hopes to finish first in the National Junior College Athletic Association Region X conference and win the state title in Division II.
Marion-Kiser said in Saturday’s victory, Dana Brown (Mount Airy) led in assists with 12. In kills, Brooke Johnson (North Surry) posted 10 and was strong at the net. Madison Jessup (East Surry) led in digs with 12.
The Knights are in action in Dobson today at 7 p.m. versus Piedmont International University. Then on Thursday, SCC hosts a conference match with Lenoir Community College at 4 p.m.
On Friday, the Knights travel to Wake Tech for a tri-match with the host school and Brunswick Community College.