North Stokes banked three straight wins last week against Atkins, East Wilkes, and Walkertown improving their record 5-5 and 3-3 in the 1A Northwest Conference.
“The girls have come together more as a team,” said head coach Christine Condon.
“We have regrouped and reworked our line up and they are responding very well to it. They’re a very coachable group.”
Condon said the Northwest Conference is known for its toughness and tight matches that can go either way with just one error.
“We’ve learned that serving is very important. We’re aggressive servers which leads to errors and we’re working on that,” she said.
Senior Ashley Smith is continuing to improve after shoulder surgery and Condon is looking forward to seeing her on the court soon.
“She’s a strong defense specialist.”
After the sting of two early conference losses Condon said her girls are focused on strong communication and teamwork.
“We also have several girls that go the distance each and every game. We’re very lucky in that manner. Megan (Condon) has so many options in running the offense because we have several strong hitters.”
Against Atkins, Condon had 27 assists in three sets. Carson Watkins had nine kills and five aces, Lauren Charleville had five kills, and Chandley Garner had seven kills.
The Lady Vikings traveled to East Wilkes for their second win of the week and Condon stepped up again with 41 assists in four sets, four aces and 12 digs. Watkins led the offense with 16 kills and added 17 digs. Charleville had nine kills and Garner added 13 kills with eight digs and 12 serve receives. Tana Frye continued her strong defense with 24 digs and 23 serve receives.
At home against Walkertown Condon had 20 assists in three sets with 11 aces. Charleville contributed nine kills, Garner seven kills, 11 digs and five aces. Frye added 5 aces in the win.
“We’re currently 5-5 on the season, but with the changes we have made we look to improve that record,” the coach said. “This group of girls are very strong and still look to finish at the top of the conference and go long in the playoffs.”
Amanda Dodson can be reached at (336)-813-2426 or on Twitter at AmandaTDodson.