Ashe County’s volleyball team rebounded from last week’s loss to Alleghany to defeat Elkin and even the team’s record to 1-1 in the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference.
Alleghany swept Ashe, three games to zero last Thursday. Alleghany took game one by a 25-12 score, then followed it up with 25-10 and 25-12 victories to capture the win.
On Tuesday, Ashe picked up a 3-1 win over the visiting Lady Elks.
“It feels really good to get our first victory of the season and the girls worked really hard,” said Head Coach Lindsey Williams.
Ashe is now 1-5 overall and 1-1 in the MVAC after four tough non-conference matches against Watauga and Avery, and the conference opener against last year’s second place finisher, Alleghany.
So far this season, Abby Lopp and Elaina Bassett have been the team’s strongest hitters. Freshman Lynsey Aldridge has been strong on defense and passing the ball, as has Cierra Sawyer, who has been working extremely hard all season long.
Next week, the Lady Huskies will play a pair of road matches. Ashe will travel down the mountain to Wilkes Central on Tuesday and then to East Wilkes on Thursday.
The women’s golf team took part in their first match of the season in a non-conference match at Watauga.
Watauga finished with a team score of 134 while Ashe finished up at 161.
Watauga’s Savannah Wood, an Appalachian State University signee, led all players with a score of 34.
Freshman Sarah Hardin had the Lady Huskies’ top score with a 48. Olivia Barr shot 54, followed by Savannah Brooks with a 59, Makensie Shatley with a 61 and Alexis Howell with a 62.
The golf team will be playing at Mountain Aire next Tuesday, Sept. 10, against Elkin.