Wayne Country Day Sweeps Liberty Christian Academy On Senior Night (PHOTO GALLERY)

Wayne Country Day Sweeps Liberty Christian Academy On Senior Night (PHOTO GALLERY)

On senior night, Wayne Country Day found its footing early in the first set and swept Liberty Christian Academy 25-18, 25-15, 25-16.

The Chargers showed their strength at the net from the very start.

Jordin Whitney delivered three kills in the first set as Wayne Country Day took a 22-15 lead and quickly pulled away for a 25-18 victory.

“The girls did great, and they were definitely excited and ready for this game,” Wayne Country Day head coach Haleigh Wilhide said. “Jordin was on fire, so I think she’s definitely peaking and developing exactly where she’s supposed to be, and there’s still more I can pull out of her.

“She did a great job.”

Kate Hunter delivered a powerful message in the second set with three aces as Wayne Country Day (3-6) rolled to a 25-12 win.

“Kate is definitely starting to look more comfortable,” Wilhide said. “We just executed and worked as a team. I just think we need to focus on driving it home.”

The third set was looking much the same as the Chargers held an early 6-2 lead.

However, Liberty Christian fought back to make the score 16-14, but thanks to strong play from Whitney, Abbe Harris, Ja’Kea Brunson, and Parker Faircloth, Wayne County Day held off a possible Heat rally en route to the sweep.

After the game, Wilhide thanked seniors Mayah Drayton and Carleigh Greiman for their four years of dedication and hard work to the team.

“Mayah and Carleigh will definitely be missed,” Wilhide said. “They’re a huge part of this team. Mayah didn’t suit up this year, but we’ couldn’t do it without her.

“There are not a lot of student-athletes with Carleigh’s dedication and positive attitude.”