The West Wilkes Blackhawk volleyball team traveled to Moravian Falls on Thursday evening and post a three-match sweep of the Wilkes Central Eagles in the Mountain Valley Athletic Conference opener for both teams.

In the first set, the Blackhawks posted a 25-17 win and the second game ended up 25-18 in favor of the Hawks. In the third and final set, West appeared on the verge of blowing out the Eagle, leading 21-13 late in the game. The Eagles made a determined comeback outscoring West 9-4 before losing 25-22.

Both coaches seemed to be happy with the play of their respective teams. Winning Head Coach Steve Bryan commented “I have a lot of girls and I feel comfortable with any of them on the court. We attacked well and started hitting open holes in their defense. I wish we had blocked more but overall I’m pleased.”

Wilkes Central Head Coach Kevin Anderson said of his team, “It was an in county rivalry game so you know what each other is going to try to do and we tried to be prepared for it. They’re (West Wilkes) loaded, they have a lot of talent. I thought overall, as good as they are that we competed. I thought the kids competed really hard and showed great heart.”

With the win, the Blackhawks advanced to 4-0 for the season, 1-0 in conference play, while the Eagles dropped to 3-3 and 0-1 in conference play.

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