Netters open with five-set victory
— The promising future that Kent County volleyball coach Michelle Phillips pointed to over the last couple of years is now the present. Three seniors and a seasoned junior start for the Trojans, who gutted out a 3-2 victory at Snow Hill last week in the season opener for both programs.
It was an up and down match, with the Trojans rallying from one set down to take a 2-1 lead but then stumbling when they had a chance to put it away in the fourth set.
The won the decisive fifth set, 16-14.
“For the most part, we did not have as many unforced errors as we are known for and made plays at crucial times” in the final set, Phillips said of the Sept. 6 match.
Snow Hill won the first set and the fourth set by the same score, 25-15, while Kent won the second and third sets, 25-21 each set.
Overall, Snow Hill “did a great job of returning balls and limiting errors,” Phillips said of the host school.
Kent is carrying a roster of nine varsity players. There are five seniors, Aniya Jefferson, Julie Macchione, Courtney Forgan, Lily Trego and Curtiyah Hicks.
There are two juniors, Taiyana Goldsborough and Gillian Hyland; four sophomores, Yasmine Jiggetts,