BLOWING ROCK — Blowing Rock volleyball withstood a barrage of service “rockets” from Mabel on Tuesday at the Blowing Rock gymnasium and came away with a 2-0 win. The Rockets swept the first match 25-13, 25-22. They also swept the second match, 25-11, 25-18.
The Rockets didn’t lose a set in sweeping Mabel, which came into Tuesday’s match tied for second place in the Watauga Middle School Volleyball standings. With the win, Blowing Rock improved on its 6th sixth-place position before this week’s action began, moving up to a tie for fourth place.
In the first match of the night, Blowing Rock’s Lillon Henline, Natalie Fitch and Kora Knight turned in steady performances in digging out challenging serves from Mabel’s Cadence Greene and Lindsay Sturgill.
The second match saw the Rockets jump out to a big lead when Montana Rattler rattled off a run of powerful serves that the visitors had trouble handling.
Every time Mabel seemed to be mounting a charge of their own, the Rockets’ Sydney Marsh and Elizabeth Tilley were ever-present, hustling around the court to keep the ball in play for Blowing Rock.
Next up for the Rockets (4-4) is another home match on Nov. 19, against Valle Crucis (1-6). Mabel (4-4) stays home on the 19th, hosting Bethel (3-5).Watauga Middle School Scores, November 17
- Cove Creek defeats Bethel, 2-0
- Match 1: 25-10, 25-14
- Match 2: 25-17, 25-10
- Hardin Park defeats Valle Crucis, 2-0
- Match 1: 25-21, 25-14
- Match 2: 25-20, 25-15
- Blowing Rock defeats Mabel, 2-0
- Match 1: 25-13, 25-22
- Match 2: 25-11, 25-18
- Parkway vs. Green Valley (Postponed)
Standings as of November 17th (per league commissioner Andy Eggers)
- 1. Hardin Park 8-0
- 2. Parkway 4-2
- 3. Cove Creek 5-3
- T4. Blowing Rock 4-4
- T4. Mabel 4-4
- 6. Bethel 3-5
- 7. Green Valley 1-5
- 8. Valle Crucis 1-7