Volleyball Doubles Up on Kills, Tops Salem

volleyball-Ledbetter2The Charlestown Lady Pirate Volleyball team (11-6 & 3-4 MSC) continued a busy week, playing for the third consecutive night in advance of Saturday’s Borden Invitational.  Thursday evening the Lady Pirates earned an important conference victory by dispatching  visiting Salem 3-0 (25-15, 25-11, & 25-23).  “Overall, I was pleased with our performance tonight against our conference opponent.  We played very well in the first two sets and played in control.  Our offense played strong, despite Salem’s good defense, and continued to wear them down”, commented Lady Pirate Head Coach Tammy Nuxoll.  During the second set, Sophomore Hannah Thibideau had a good serving run with 9 service points and Senior Kaia Reid had a ten point service run in the third set.  Charlestown allowed Salem to come back in the third set, but hung on to finish the match.  Senior Kaia Reid had a great night offensively with 15 kills; and was named the Coyle Chevy, Buick, GMC and Coyle Nissan Player of the Game by Pirate Pride Sports Broadcasting.  Senior Maddie Nuxoll contributed 28 assists and Senior Chrissa Ledbetter led the defense with 14 digs.  “I hope we can carry this momentum into our tournament this weekend at Borden”, concluded Coach Nuxoll.  The CHS Junior Varisty squad evened their record at 6-6 by dropping their contest against Salem 0-2 (17-25, & 17-25).  Follow CPPSB on Twitter for set by set updates on Lady Pirate play in Saturday’s Borden Invitational, a tourney Charlestown returns as the defending Champions.