Southwestern Randolph’s Molly Smith sets the ball as teammates Jade Matias (No. 11) and Kenleigh Fearnside (No. 17) prepare to make their moves during a match at Asheboro. (PJ Ward-Brown/Randolph Record)
Randleman and Southwestern Randolph shaped up as two of the best volleyball teams in the area heading into a Piedmont Athletic Conference clash this week.
Randleman won home matches last week against Ledford and Eastern Randolph and then won at Wheatmore – all with sweeps. Southwestern Randolph swept host Providence Grove and visiting Trinity to stretch its winning streak to four matches.
In those matches for Randleman, Camden Scott averaged 13.7 kills, Camryn Vickery had 35.7 assists per match, Kadie Green supplied 8.6 digs per match, Haley Hinshaw racked up 9.3 kills per match and Karli Kennington had 19.7 digs per match.
Southwestern Randolph received 21 digs from Coley Shiflet, 21 assists from Raegan LeRoy, 13 kills and three blocks from Riley Key and 10 kills and seven digs from Madelyn Smith against Providence Grove. Gracie Hodgin and Lileigh Payne joined that quartet among the Cougars’ statistical leaders vs. Trinity.
Earlier in the week, Trinity toppled visiting Wheatmore in three sets and won at Central Davidson in five sets.
Kaitlyn McCoy’s 17 kills and 14 digs, Avalynn Johnson’s 21 assists and 12 digs and Sarabeth Johnson’s 12 digs and six aces paced the Bulldogs against Wheatmore. Sarabeth Johnson (19 kills), McCoy 18 kills, 17 digs), Avalynn Johnson (44 assists and Natalie Frank (10 kills, 7 blocks) were among Trinity’s highlights vs. Central Davidson.
Southwestern Randolph bumped its record to 6-1, moving within one victory of last year’s win total prior to Labor Day.
The Cougars edged host Montgomery Central 1-0 on David Dominguez’s goal and blew out visiting Bishop McGuinness 5-0 with two goals from Fernando Hernandez in non-conference games last week.
** Asheboro also entered the week with a 6-1 record after defeating host Western Alamance by 3-1 and visiting Eastern Randolph by 6-0.