It is starting to come together for Wayne Country Day on the volleyball court.
The Chargers won their third game in a row and swept Wayne Christian 25-16, 25-13, 25-14 on Tuesday afternoon.
Throughout the game, Wayne Country Day used its energy and skill to pressure the Eagles’ defense and reel off long multiple-point runs.
“That was a fresh start, and it was like a new team out there,” Wayne Country head coach Haleigh Wilhide said. “They were energetic and all excited, and they were wanting to play.
“They just did it, and I didn’t have to really say anything.”
Wayne Country Day served strong throughout the three-set affair.
Leading 14-10 in the first set, Wayne Country Day’s Parker Faircloth reeled off three straight aces to give the Chargers a 17-10 lead. The Eagles climbed to within 21-16 but could get no closer because Wayne Country Day scored four straight points to win the opening set.
“Maybe we’re peaking at the right time,” Wilhide said.
The Eagles stayed within striking distance early in the second set. Down 7-2, the Eagles trimmed the deficit to 10-7.
However, the Chargers went on a 15-6 run to win the second set.
Wayne Country Day dominated the third set.
The Chargers (5-6 overall) jumped out to a 12-3 lead, which forced Wayne Christian (2-5) to call a timeout, but the timeout failed to cool down the Chargers.
Coming out of the timeout, the Chargers remained focused and built up a 24-14 lead.
An ace from Abbe Harris ended the match.
“It was exciting to see them maintain that momentum and finish it. That builds their confidence,” Wilhide said.