The William Byrd girls picked up their second volleyball win of the season last week when they defeated Region 3D rival Abingdon in three sets. The Terriers won 25-13, 25-16 and 25-22 in Vinton.
Byrd got a good serving night from Ava Ashworth, who had four aces on the night and served 100 percent from the line. Emily Tuck and Carsyn Kotz added two aces each.
Terran Brown led the Byrd offense with 13 kills and Raelyn Lancaster put down five kills in the three set match. Setter Carsyn Kotz added 17 assists and 14 digs on the night. Brown had 10 digs and Tuck had nine.
The win temporarily evened Glenvar’s record at 2-2 on the season, but on Tuesday of this week they traveled to Glenvar to take on the undefeated Highlanders. The defending state Class 2 champs picked up their fifth straight win against teams in Class 3 or higher with a three set win over Byrd, 25-12, 25-18 and 25-11.
“Our girls fought hard,” said Byrd coach Allison Thornton. “Glenvar has a very talented team.”
Brown was dominant on the serving line for Byrd with three aces on the night. Terran also put down eight kills and came up with 13 digs on the evening. Ella Ashworth was a force on the back row with 16 digs and Kotz dished out 11 assists.
The varsity is off the rest of the week but the jayvee team will host “Diggin at the Dog Pound” this Saturday beginning at 9 am. Both the jayvees and varsity will be at William Fleming on Tuesday, September 13, and the following Saturday, on September 17, Byrd will host the varsity “Diggin at the Dog Pound” tournament.