High School Roundup | Perquimans' Cayce Copley reaches milestone in volleyball win at Gates

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Perquimans Cayce Copley during the volleyball match against Currituck, Monday, August 27, 2018 at Perquimans County High School.


From staff reports

Friday, August 31, 2018

GATESVILLE — The Perquimans volleyball team defeated Gates 25-6, 25-4, 25-11 at Gates County High School Thursday.

Cayce Copley posted seven kills, 16 service points and four aces in the conference match.

Copley, a senior, recorded her 1,000th career kill in the victory. Entering the match, Copley, an outside hitter, was six away from 1,000.

Samantha Midgett followed with three kills and eight service points, McKayle Knapp posted 13 service points, nine assists, three kills and six aces, Megan Denson had six kills, seven service points and three aces in the win for the Lady Pirates (7-1, 2-0 Albemarle Athletic Conference).

Ridgecroft School def. Albemarle School: The Lady Colts (4-1, 2-1 TIC) lost the league match at Ridgecroft School in Ahoskie Thursday.

Albemarle School hosts Hobgood Academy on Tuesday.


Camden 3, Cape Hatteras 1: The Bruins (2-2-2) secure the non-conference win at Hatteras on Thursday.

Kevin Robertson scored three goals, while Gabriel Keeling and Jordan Wood each posted an assist in the win.

Luke Wiseman made seven saves in the victory.

Ridgecroft School 9, Albemarle School 0: The Colts (1-1-1, 0-1-0 TIC) lost the conference match Thursday.


Northeastern 5, Northeast Academy 4: Northeastern (4-0-1) secured the win on Thursday at home.

Northeastern’s Olivia Sanders fell to Jesse Martin 8-4 in No. 1 singles

In No. 2 singles, Northeastern’s Emma Teachy defeated Emalee Jones 8-2.

Jaycie Gregory lost her No. 3 singles match to Northeast Academy’s Carly Stephenson 8-2.

In No. 4 singles, Brooke Overman defeated Northeast Academy’s Lizzie Smith 8-1.

Northeastern's Ellie Hornthal defeated Carson Johnson 8-2 in No. 5 singles.

NHS’ Madeline Twiford won her No. 6 singles match against Hannah McDermott 8-1.

“I was proud of the girls pulling out this win today,” Northeastern coach April Turner said. “They definitely didn’t play their best, but I was already prepared for that due to playing Tuesday and Wednesday in extremely hot conditions. Playing three matches in a row, singles and doubles can be exhausting on a cooler day, but in such high temperatures and high humidity it’s brutal. So again, I am proud of them for sticking it out and giving me all they had left. My bottom three are really starting to find their game which is helping us pull off these close wins.”

Northeast Academy won two of the three doubles matches.

Sanders and Teachy lost their No. 1 double match to Martin and Smith 8-3.

Overman and Davis Robertson fell to Northeast Academy’s Jones and Stephenson 8-5.

Northeastern’s Rebekah Fernandez Julie Fairweather won their No. 3 doubles match against Johnson and McDermott 8-2.

“Rebekah and Julie played a great match at No. 3 doubles,” Turner said. “[Thursday] was the best I have seen Rebekah play! I love being able to get my lower seeded girls in the line up to play varsity a bit because it keeps them focused and pushing themselves in practice. They never know when I’ll throw them in and expect that win from them, so they have to be prepared. Having depth on a team past the top 6 is a huge advantage, especially on the three-match weeks.”