Oct. 1—CARRBORO — When the J.F. Webb volleyball team traveled to Carrboro for their ninth conference match of the season on Wednesday, it was poised to go toe-to-toe with the Jaguars to maintain a first-place spot.
Both schools were undefeated in the North Lakes Athletic 2A/3A conference, with the Warriors at 8-0 and Carrboro at 7-0.
While a victory would put them a game and a half ahead, a loss would give the Jaguars the top spot heading into their second match on Thursday.
Unfortunately for the Warriors, the home court advantage and tenacious offensive attack for Carrboro proved to be too much, as they dropped the contest in straight sets.
A back-and-forth first set saw the Jaguars sneak ahead for a 25-21 victory, in what seemed to signal a competitive match ahead.
Despite their efforts and aggressiveness, Carrboro left no room for error, pulling away in each of the last two sets to hand Webb its first conference loss of the season.
Senior Courtney Williams continued her impactful campaign, tallying nine kills and eight digs. Assisting the Presbyterian commit was junior and libero Chapman Burnette, who recorded a game-high 19 serves received and 16 digs.
Carrboro made the return trip to Oxford on Thursday to finish off the season series between the two programs, hoping to further distance themselves from the rest of the conference.
Although the home court advantage rested on the side of the Warriors, they were unable to split the two matches, dropping three straight sets once again.
Now at 8-2 in conference play and 10-7 overall, Webb sits comfortable in the second slot of the conference standings.
They will look to snap their two-game losing streak on Monday when they host Wake Prep Academy in a non-conference matchup.
SoccerFollowing a three-game losing streak that featured two losses to Eno River, Henderson Collegiate secured a victory on Thursday, a 7-1 triumph over Oxford Prep.
Senior and forward Justin Martinez, who has excelled as one of the best soccer players in the area, reaffirmed his status among the elite, recording a season-high five goals and ten points.
Defenseman Silvester Romero and freshman Jose Campanur assisted in the Pride's win, as each recorded a goal and assist.
With another league victory in the books, Henderson Collegiate moves to 4-2 and remains in third place in the Triangle North 1A Conference.
The Pride will wrap up their non-conference slate and begin a three-game road trip on Monday as they travel to Excelsior Classical Academy, a team they previously defeated 9-2 earlier this month.