On Tuesday night, C.B. Aycock swept the season series against Goldsboro with a 25-11, 25-21, 22-25, 25-21 victory over the Cougars.
With the win, the Golden Falcons improve their record to 5-0 overall, and it’s the first time since 2016 that C.B. Aycock has started the season 5-0.
“Overall, we played really well, and we’ve played good teams that have brought the fire, and it’s been great non-conference matches,” C.B. Aycock head coach Jordyn McGhee said. “I’m really excited to see how the girls do in conference matches.”
The Golden Falcons looked prepared from the opening serve.
C.B. Aycock raced out to an 18-6 lead in the first set and held off a late charge by the Cougars for a 25-11 win in the first set.
The second set was more of a back-and-forth affair, but with the score tied 12-12 midway through the second set. The Golden Falcons used a 9-3 run to take a 21-15 lead.
However, the Cougars hung around and managed to cut C.B. Aycock’s lead down to 23-21, but the Golden Falcons won the next two points with a kill from Emily Feddersen ending the second set.
“We came out really strong in the first set. That was the best first set I’ve seen all season for us, and the second set was really strong too,” McGhee said.
Goldsboro battled back in the third set and took a 9-2 lead thanks to a kill from Brianna Moye.
The Golden Falcons responded, and late in the third set, the Cougars’ lead was down to 23-22, but a kill from Hallie Brown would give Goldsboro a 25-23 victory.
“In the third set, I changed it up, and it did not play out well in my favor, but that’s coaching,” McGhee said. “We got it back, though, and we figured out where our errors were, and we made the adjustments.”
The squads battled to an 11 tie in the fourth set, but a 4-0 run capped off with back-to-back aces from Laci Best gave the Golden Falcons a 15-11 lead.
Goldsboro refused to go down quietly, and back-to-back kills from Brown put Goldsboro ahead 18-15, but the Golden Falcons remained composed and outscored the Cougars 10-6 down the stretch to win the fourth set.
C.B. Aycock wraps up non-conference play with a trip to Princeton (0-3) tonight, while Goldsboro plays host to Ayden-Grifton (1-1) on Monday.