Madison Outlasts Lady Pirates 3-1

Lady Pirate Volleyball hosted Madison Thursday evening in the CHS Sports Arena, capping a third straight night of heated competition this week for Charlestown.  The Lady Pirates found themselves two sets behind again before gaining some momentum; Charlestown fell to the Lady Cubs 3-1 (15-25, 21-25, 25-19, & 14-25).  “This is the second night in a row that it has taken us a while to get started.  We cannot afford to not be focused when we step out on the court against solid teams like Madison.  We started to gain some momentum in the end of the second set and was able to carry it over in the third set behind some strong serving by Amelia McCoy who helped us get a 6-0 lead.  We were able to hang onto the lead to win the third set, but struggled in the fourth set with some communication and passing”, commented Lady Pirate Head Coach Tammy Nuxoll.  The top Lady Pirate kill leaders tonight were Kaia Reid with 9, Amelia McCoy with 5, and Adia Wells with 3.  Chrissa Ledbetter had 17 defensive digs; while Kaia Reid and Amelia McCoy each contributed 10.  “We had three matches in a row this week and are recovering from some injuries.  We are off this weekend which will give us some time to recuperate before our match against Southwestern next Tuesday”, concluded Coach Nuxoll.  The Charlestown Junior Varsity also fell to Madison, 0-2 (16-25, & 23-25).