Franklinton volleyball goes all out in loss against South Granville.
By Jonathan McNamara
CREEDMOOR — The Franklinton Red Rams’ volleyball squad showed how scrappy they can be in a 2-3 loss against South Granville, Sept. 26.
After losing the first two sets to conference rival and top ranked South Granville Vikings, 10-25 and 20-25, the Lady Rams dug deep and found the will to stay in the game.
“We started out pretty rough. I am really happy how they bounced back,” said Franklinton coach Caitlin Withers.
Anna Moss was strong through the entire match with 11 kills, seven blocks and three digs. Kaitlyn Branam had 21 digs and 10 kills and Brooke Davis had 39 assists, 9 digs and two blocks.
The third set went back and forth and the Lady Rams kept their chances alive. Winning 28-26 fueling a fire to continue.
The fourth set was all Franklinton as they dismantled the Vikings 25-17 pushing the match to a fifth game.
“I am very proud of my team,” added Withers.
The fifth round ended in a win for South Granville with a score of 7-15.
“We found momentum at the end of the fourth and carried it into the fifth,” said South Granville coach Christy Fitzgerald.
“I am OK with losing when we leave it all out there on the court,” Withers said of her team’s performance.
Franklinton (7-3) remains in second place in the 2A Northern Carolina conference behind South Granville (10-0) with four conference matches left before the playoffs.
“It looks like we will have a good spot in the playoffs,” Withers said confidently about her team after the match.
The Red Rams are scheduled to return home for conference play against Roanoke Rapids today (Thursday). Game time is 6 p.m.