Net­ters open with five-set vic­tory

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— 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,

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