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Decatur volleyball squad takes down Wicomico, SH

By Managing Editor, Lisa Capitelli | Sep 28, 2017
Photo by: Lisa Capitelli Stephen Decatur junior Morgan Hayman plays the ball over the net during Wednesday’s match against Snow Hill in Berlin.

(Sept. 29, 2017) The Stephen Decatur volleyball team scored victories over two Bayside Conference opponents this week.

The Lady Seahawks traveled to Salisbury on Monday to take on the Wicomico Indians. The games were close, but Decatur came away with 25-23, 25-14 and 25-21 wins.

“The girls played well. For the most part, they played their game,” Decatur Coach Sara Patrick said. “There were a few too many serving errors and a few dropped balls.

“Overall though, they controlled the game and made smart plays,” she continued. “I am most proud of their coverage behind the block. We have been working hard in practice on coverage and it is really starting to show in games.”

Junior Adriana Serpe recorded eight aces, two kills and seven assists. Junior Grace Beres tallied three aces, three assists and four digs. Sophomore Summer Vorsteg chipped in with two aces, one kill and one block.

The Snow Hill Eagles came to Berlin on Wednesday for competition.

Decatur took the first game 25-17. The Seahawks outscored the Eagles 25-6 in the second.

Decatur trailed for most of the third game. Junior Morgan Hayman brought the home team to within one (22-23). Junior captain Victoria Koslosky served two aces and Decatur pulled ahead 24-23. Junior Alexis Black finished the game, hitting the ball over two Snow Hill blockers for the kill and the 25-23 win.

“The girls did a great job in games one and two, staying focused and making smart plays. In game three, they lost that focus and Snow Hill came out ready to fight for the win,” Patrick said. “Once the girls got refocused and started controlling the game again, we were able to pull out the win.”

Beres contributed with nine aces, six assists and three digs. Koslosky served five aces and had four digs. Senior captain Piper Connors recorded four kills and two digs.

Decatur will face the Parkside Rams on Monday at 5 p.m. in Salisbury. The Seahawks will host the Queen Anne’s Lions on Wednesday at 5 p.m.

“We need to work on blocking and finishing the point when we have the ball,” Patrick said. “We need to go into both of those games focused and mentally tough. Skill only gets a team so far and heart and the desire to win are what win games.”


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