Augusta’s freshman volleyball team proved it was the best team on the court with ease Thursday at the Orioles’ home quad.
Augusta swept all three matches by beating Wellington, Buhler and Mulvane in two sets. The wins brought a strong finish to the regular season for the freshmen, who wore pink for Pinkout Night in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The Orioles started with a convincing win against Wellington. The Orioles jumped out to a 9-3 lead, but Wellington fought to cut it to 11-9. That’s when Carley Phillips and Clarice Dalziel hit back-to-back kills to spark a 10-0 runt to take control of Set 1.
Augusta fell behind 5-1 early in Set 2 Phillips and Dalziel scored back-to-back points again to start another run. Riley Zerr scored a kill and Rylee Drouillard served an ace during 7-0 spurt. Sydney Williams had an ace and Phillips went way up for a final kill to close the match 25-12, 25-10.
Phillips finished with seven kills and three aces. Bailey Carr had 11 assists, a block and an ace. Zerr had three kills, Drouillard had three aces and McKenzie Scott had two blocks in the match.
Augusta rolled by Buhler in Set 1 and held off a late Buhler rally in Set 2 for a 25-15, 25-21 win. The Orioles beat Mulvane 25-17, 25-16.