Ridgecroft beats Pungo

Published 12:00 am Monday, September 6, 2004

Ridgecroft School continued to make their presence known in the Tarheel Independent Conference, knocking off Pungo Christian Academy three sets to none.

&uot;We started off a little slow, but they came back and started playing well together,&uot; said Lady Rams head coach Nancy Brittenham.

Pungo scored six straight points to take a 1-6 lead in the first set before Ridgecroft’s Jo Revelle Murray answered with five points from her serve to tie the score at six all.

The teams volleyed back and forth before Ridgecroft pulled ahead for good.

After spiking the ball to give the Lady Rams a point and the serve, sophomore Rachel Revelle served for four points to put Ridgecroft up 15-13.

With her team up 19-14, Sarah Beth Greene served out the final six points to give the Lady Rams the 25-14 win in the first set.

Pungo again took an early lead in the second set.

Down 8-9, Lady Ram Stephanie Northcott served for five points, but Pungo pulled back to tie the score at 12 all.

Revelle stepped back to serve and the Lady Rams never looked back.

Revelle served for 13 straight points and, aided by three kills and a block by senior Jessica Misse, took Ridgecroft to the 25-12 second set victory.

As with the previous two sets, Pungo took an early lead only to see the Lady Rams pull ahead in the third set.

Murray served for four points to give Ridgecroft a 5-3 advantage.

Sophomore Shirley Lee Spruill and Misse served for three points apiece, increasing the Ridgecroft lead 13-4.

Pungo wasn’t ready to give in, scoring six consecutive points to pull within four, 14-10.

They weren’t able to overcome the Lady Rams lead, however, falling 25-16 in the final set.

Misse ended the match with 13 kills, two blocks, two tips and one dig.

Murray had seven assists and Lauren Lilley added five.

Revelle led the Lady Rams with 18 serves.

&uot;Rachel is in her second year playing varsity and she has improved 100% since last year,&uot; said Brittenham.

&uot;She has better control and her hitting has gotten stronger.&uot;

&uot;Even the bench was strong today.

They went in and did what they needed to do,&uot; Brittenham added.

The Lady Rams play at Albemarle Tuesday afternoon.