Lady Pirates End MSC Drought by Beating Salem
August 2012 marked the last Mid-Southern Conference win for the Lady Pirate Volleyball program; a drought that Charlestown ended Thursday evening with a varsity win over visiting Salem 22-25, 25-23, 25-23, and 25-17. “We had a very rough start to the evening allowing Salem to serve eight straight points to start the night. Charlestown (4-17 & 1-6 MSC) were down 10-20 before Danielle Miles went back and served eight straight to get us back in the game. We had some momentum going, but were not able to finish the first set for the win. The next two matches went back and forth and we narrowly won both 25-23. It is encouraging that we can be tied with a team at 20 or get a point down late in a set, but continue to fight until the end. The more opportunities we are able to finish strong at the end of the set the better. Late in the fourth and final set, we were able to secure a few points lead and keep it without allowing them to come back. Emalee Craven came back from being sick this week to earn fourteen kills and nine blocks. Danielle Miles had an all-around good night with six kills, seven aces, and ten digs. Molly Braunecker led in assists tonight with sixteen and also had 24 digs. Chrissa Ledbetter had sixteen digs. We hope to continue winning as we face Austin, another conference opponent, Monday night”, commented Lady Pirate Head Coach Tammy Nuxoll.
The Charlestown Junior Varsity continued their consistent play, beating their Salem counterparts 25-18 and 25-20; improving their record to 8-4 and 3-2 in MSC play. “Although I think we struggled more than we should have tonight, it is encouraging that we may not have played our best match, but we were able to stay focused enough to get the win”, concluded Coach Nuxoll.
The Lady Pirates are back in action Monday against Austin in the CHS Sports Arena.