More volleyball talk

If you follow northeastern North Carolina athletics (and you do, because you’re reading this for a reason), then you already know about the Camden at Perquimans volleyball match Tuesday. A epic five-set matchup went to the Lady Bruins, staving off a match point for the Lady Pirates to win.

Ashlee Steeley is quite hype after the Camden volleyball team's five-set win at Perquimans, Tuesday.
Ashlee Steeley is quite hype after the Camden volleyball team’s five-set win at Perquimans, Tuesday. Photo by Robert Aydlett

I’ve seen an improvement in the level of play for all #nencsports teams in recent years, and I think that’s due in major part to the Camden Volleyball Club. Players here can now play club ball throughout the year without having to join a team in Virginia. Along with spending extra time on travel and costs, those clubs are usually more expensive than Camden’s.

On top of that, players from all high schools here get to come together. It helps make the rivalries, such as Camden-Perquimans, healthy but not cross the line. And, please, more cool entrances like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUCat33tYHQ

While the spotlight was on those two Coastal 10 Conference schools from the 1A ranks, this Tuesday could make way for another strong matchup in Northeastern-Currituck. The Lady Knights have started strong and the Lady Eagles, while still a quality team, is young. NHS hasn’t lost a Northeastern Coastal Conference regular season match since 2009, an incredible streak during which it’s reached two 2A state championship games.

For now, Northeastern is still kin, eh, queen until someone knocks it off. Can it happen in Barco?

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