The South Iron Lady Panthers beat Summersville during action Sept. 17 on the road. The win improves the volleyball team’s record to 6-5-1.
South Iron won in five sets—25-16, 25-19, 26-28, 24, 26, and 16-14. The girls came out strong in the first two sets and were able to push points early.
“If we lost a point or rally, they were able to bounce back quickly and regain momentum,” said Coach Adriann D’Amico. “In the third set, we were leading 23-18 and could not finish. Summersville found our holes and played very scrappy. They continued this type of play during the next three sets.
“We are a young team and still learning how to play competitive during pressure situations. I was proud of how the girls continued to work to find ways to take care of balls to remain in the game. This was a hard-fought match between the two teams and it was point for point for a really long time. Momentum was swinging back and forth between us. Our girls were able to settle in at the end and do the little things that allowed us to come away with a victory.”
Leading the team in kills were Madison Ayers with 14 and Megan Lashley with 11. Enzley Dinkins had 20 assists and Drew Gayle 18.
Enzley Dinkins and Madison Ayers had one double block. Drew Gayle and Hailey Pauley also had one double block.
Enzley Dinkins had four aces. Drew Gayle had 3; Megan Lashley and Hailey Pauley each had 2 aces.
Megan Lashley had 35 digs and Madison Ayers 32.
No JV game was played.