Volleyball Roundup: Jamestown Sweeps Grafton

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Maria Esch led Jamestown to victory against Poquoson. (file photo)
Maria Esch led Jamestown to victory against Grafton. (file photo)

Jamestown’s volleyball team swept Grafton 25-16, 25-19, 25-21 on the road Thursday.

The Eagles won the first two sets handily, 25-16 and 25-19. Grafton made the third set closer, but ultimately saw Jamestown close out the match 25-21 to remain undefeated in Bay Rivers District play.

Maria Esch led Jamestown with a double-double of 11 digs and 10 kills, while Maggie Viniard had 14 assists and nine digs. Emma Schriner contributed a team-high 13 kills.

For Grafton, Rachel Blitt led the way with 10 kills and nine digs, while Kaitlyn Young chipped in 21 assists and five digs.

Jamestown (11-1) will host York on Tuesday, while Grafton (8-5) will host Smtihfield on the same day.

Jamestown def. Grafton 25-16, 25-19, 25-21

Jamestown: Maria Esch (11 digs, 10 kills, 1 block, 1 ace), Maggie Vaniard (14 assists, 9 digs, 2 aces, 2 kills), Emma Schriner (13 kills, 2 blocks)
Grafton: Sam Heard (6 kills, 6 digs, 2 blocks, 2 aces), Rachel Blitt (10 kills, 9 digs, 2 aces), Kaitlyn Young (21 assists, 5 digs)


Warhill Takes Down Tabb

The Warhill volleyball team won its third consecutive match Thursday, defeating Tabb on the road 25-16, 25-23, 25-18.

Behind strong play from Cori Clifton, who finished with 16 assists, nine kills and five digs, Warhill was able to cruise to a commanding 25-16 first-set win.

The second set proved to be a different story as Tabb traded points with the Lions. Despite their efforts, the Tigers still fell in the second set 25-23.

Leading 2-0 in the match, Warhill managed to secure the win by topping Tabb 25-18 in the deciding set.

Warhill (5-3) will travel to take on Bruton on Tuesday, while Tabb (2-5) is looking to end a two-match losing streak when they visit Poquoson on Tuesday.

Warhill def. Tabb 25-16, 25-23, 25-18

Warhill: Cori Clifton (16 assists, 9 kills, 5 digs), Chloe Wilmoth (11 assists, 9 kills, 5 digs), Jewel Walters (24 digs)
Tabb: Audre’ana Ellis (7 digs, 5 kills, 1 ace), Madi Dadez (9 digs, 5 kills, 1 block)


Lafayette Rolls Past Bruton

Lafayette had no trouble defeating Bruton at home Thursday night, cruising to a 25-7, 25-23, 25-14 win.

The Rams took the first set with little effort 25-7 and began playing some reserve players against the Panthers.

Bruton gave Lafayette a more competitive second set, which the Rams won 25-23, but were unable to keep pace in the third set 25-14.

Lafayette (6-3) is in the middle of a two-match win streak and will look to extend it on the road against New Kent on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Bruton (2-8) is looking to snap a two-match losing skid when it hosts Warhill on Tuesday.

Lafayette def. Bruton 25-7, 25-23, 25-14

Lafayette: Magdelena Dummler (5 kills, 2 aces, 8 digs), Chandler Boone (5 digs, 2 kills), Abby Goetsch (31 assists, 7 digs)
Bruton: Gabby Calloway (15 digs, 8 kills, 2 aces), Mykael Johnson (12 digs, 3 kills)


HRA Falls to Trinity Episcopal

The Hampton Roads Academy volleyball team was unable to keep pace with Trinity Episcopal during Thursday’s 25-15, 25-23, 25-19 road loss.

While the Navigators put up a tough fight in the second set, they were unable to pull out a set win during the sweep.

Meghan Lee led HRA (5-8) with 11 kills, while Kendall Schroder added 22 digs. Rhett Deverich chipped in 27 assists during the loss.

HRA will continue its season Oct. 1 at home against Nansemond-Suffolk Academy.

Trinity Episcopal def. Hampton Roads Academy 25-15, 25-23, 25-19

HRA: Meghan Lee (11 kills), Kendall Schroder (22 digs), Rhett Deverich (27 assists)