Raiders volleyball outduels Altavista in streaky game

In a game that was characterized by multiple scoring streaks by both teams, the Appomattox Raiders volleyball girls came up in the winning column with a four-set win (25-19, 23-25, 25-7, 25-17) over Altavista on Thursday night at the Appomattox County High School. 

Altavista jumped out to an early 7-3 lead until Appomattox bounced back to go ahead 10-8. The first set was marked by four lead changes. 

Quick-starting Altavista pulled ahead in the second set 7-1 and then 13-6. The Raiders mounted another big comeback, only to lose by just two points. The Raiders trailed the entire set except for a 22-22 tying score on a kill shot by Kaydence Gilbert, assisted by Cameron Womack. 

Appomattox fired on all cylinders in the third set, roaring out to a 19-3 lead, and repeated that pattern early in the fourth set by an 8-1 margin. 

However, instead of folding in the last set, Altavista stormed back to a 10-10 tie and, a few series later, a 14-11 edge. 

Appomattox delivered the final streak of the night, winning 12 of the next 13 points on their way to victory. 

For the rest of the story, see the Sept. 25 edition of the Times Virginian.