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Stephen Decatur senior Alexis Chambers plays the ball over the net during Tuesday’s match against Snow Hill in Berlin.

(Sept. 17, 2021) The Stephen Decatur volleyball team topped the Snow Hill Eagles in three games on Tuesday in Berlin.

“Snow Hill continues to build a strong team and it is always a pleasure to play them,” Decatur Coach Sara Patrick said. “Decatur stayed strong and focused on getting serves in and controlling the ball. I am proud of how hard they worked.”

The Lady Seahawks won the first game, 25-14. The Berlin squad then took the second, 25-11.

Snow Hill jumped ahead 7-0 in the third game. Decatur cut the lead to two points, but the visiting Eagles answered and gained a 12-5 advantage.

Points were traded and the Seahawks finally caught up, tying the score at 15-15. They then went ahead for the first time in the game.

Again, scoring went back and forth. Decatur built a 23-18 lead and held on to win, 25-23.

Senior captain Emma Johnson had seven aces, five kills, nine assists and two digs.

Senior captain Logan Patrick contributed with seven aces, five kills and one dig. Senior Abby Greenwood chipped in with six aces, one kill, four assists and six digs.

“The girls are doing great staying positive and working as a team,” Patrick said. “They have been practicing coverage a lot and you can see the improvement in game play. We still need to work on finishing the point when we have control of the ball.”

Decatur will take a trip to Salisbury to play the James M. Bennett Clippers on Tuesday at 5 p.m.

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