Niceville volleyball team downs Crestview

Published: Friday, October 5, 2012 at 05:18 PM.

Highlighting the senior play was Carr, who delivered a match-high 10 kills. The 6-foot hitter benefited from the well-placed sets of Portia Rodgers, who paced the Eagles with 14 assists to go along with a team-high five aces, and Ashley Hagood, who earned the approval of Benson with her 10 assists.

“Ashley is getting a lot more comfortable, Benson said. “She’s a very solid kid who has great awareness on the court. She and Portia play well together and to have them both makes it a nice puzzle piece we need.”

Another puzzle piece was the return of a healthy Kayla Henrie, who had three kills and a pair of aces.

“She’s just very steady and adds that consistency to our team,” Benson said.

Thriving off a service game that pounded out 15 aces, the Eagles were as dominant as ever.

But early on, it was the Bulldogs who came out strong.

The defensive front line of Haleigh Hollinhead, Molly Kitchen, Brittany Pase gave Niceville’s big hitters fits in the first set – evidenced by five kill blocks -- en route to a 12-7 lead.

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