Cape Hatteras win streak ends; Camden advances in state playoffs
Published 6:48 am Thursday, October 31, 2019
In the second round of the state playoffs, Cape Hatteras tangled with regional adversary Camden County in a match played at First Flight High School on Oct. 29.
Camden came out on top, defeating Cape Hatteras in three sets, 25-14, 25-19 and 25-17.
In the first set, Camden raced out ahead on a four-point serving rally by Peyton Carver and a second round five-point rally by Carley Blizzard, who pushed the score to 19-12.
In the second set, Cape Hatteras servers built a steady lead, at one point leading by four points. At the end of the first round, Cape Hatteras led 14-12.
The teams traded points. Camden tied the game at 15 with Kamryn Nash serving. Carver served the go-ahead point at 18 and continued serving until 21, for five-point run.
In the third set, the two squads battled to a 10-10 tie. Camden slowly pulled ahead with Cape Hatteras trailing by three, 19-16. Mckayla Knauss served an ace for point 22 and served up match point.
Cape Hatteras fans filled a section of the stands and voiced support for the Hatteras Islanders. At the start of the match, Cape Hatteras students came out of the stands to stand on the sideline. The Cape Hatteras team ran by the student line on its way to slap hands with the visiting Camden players.