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HIGH SCHOOL NOTEBOOK

High School Notebook | Keaton posts season-high with Radford University volleyball team

Former Northeastern player now a sophomore with Highlanders

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From staff reports

Monday, September 24, 2018

Maci Keaton was a standout volleyball player while at Northeastern High School.

The outside hitter had one of her top performances this season with the Radford University women’s volleyball program this week.

Keaton, a sophomore, had 10 kills with three blocks to help the Highlanders defeat North Carolina-Asheville 25-17, 25-20, 18-25, 25-15 on Friday, Sept. 21 at UNC-Asheville.

The match was the Big South Conference opener for Radford (9-1).

The 10 kills in the match was a season-high for Keaton, who has appeared in four matches this season.

Radford improved to 10-1 on the season after a win at league foe South Carolina Upstate Saturday.

Keaton had a solid freshman season with the Highlanders last fall as she played in 20 matches and posted 42 blocks, which led all freshmen on the team.

JOYNER, OLD DOMINION PULL UPSET

Although his name wasn’t on the stat sheet for a catch, former Camden County High School running back Marcus Joyner contributed in Old Dominion’s 49-35 upset victory against No. 13 Virginia Tech Saturday evening in Norfolk, Virginia.

With the host Monarchs (1-3) leading 42-35 with less than two minutes remaining in the football game, Joyner, a redshirt-sophomore tight end who wears No. 89 for ODU, set a key block for running back Jeremy Cox that allowed Cox to burst free for a 40-yard touchdown to put the Monarchs up by two scores late in the contest against the Hokies (2-1).

The play was highlighted by multiple media outlets like CBS Sports, ESPN and Sports Illustrated on the social media platform Twitter.

Before the game, Old Dominion was a 27 1/‚Äč2-point underdog to Virginia Tech.

Joyner and the Monarchs travel to Greenville to face East Carolina Saturday.

VOLLEYBALL

D.H. Conley def. Currituck 25-13, 18-15, 25-16, 25-18: The Lady Knights (6-2) were defeated in a non-conference match at home Saturday afternoon.

Faith Hughes had a team-high 36 assists with nine digs and two aces, Kamryn Johnson added 24 kills, 12 digs, two blocks and five aces in the loss.

Kayleigh Reagan-Smith posted 11 kills, two aces, two assists, two blocks and 12 digs, Merritt Woodson had five kills, three blocks and five digs.

Macy Pace led Currituck with four blocks, Laura Griffin had five digs and Whitney Shilling posted three blocks.

D.H. Conley (13-0), a Class 3A program, has only lost three sets the entire season.

The Lady Knights return to action at First Flight Tuesday.

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