EAST BEND — Forbush volleyball has proved time and time again that they can dominate on the court match after match. On Monday night, the Falcons faced the East Wilkes Cardinals for the second time in a week. Last week Forbush dominated in three matches, and this week the Falcons came out swinging once again and beat the Cardinals in the same fashion. Forbush dominated every set and became consistently better throughout the night with scores from all three sets coming in at 25-17, 25-7, and 25-8.
The first set the Cardinals stuck with the Falcons for the majority of the game, until Kaylee Bullin stepped up to serve and earned four aces for Forbush. Colby Crater also came up for the Falcons as she earned a block and a kill, while Bailey Gentry also earned a kill to give Forbush a 13-5 lead. With the Falcons dominating the court, East Wilkes called two time-outs within three plays. The timeout gave the Cardinals a chance to take a breather and shake off their nerves.
With the score 13-6, the Cardinals started to play like they usually do as they closed the scoring gap to 19-12. Forbush didn’t let the Cardinals’ renewed passion stop them from killing and blocking. Crater and Parkley Hennings earned two blocks while Mackenzie Fulk, Lexia Wingler and Eily Vogts all earned a kill to give the Falcons a 25-17 win in the first set.
The second set saw the Falcons and the Cardinals stick with each other until the Falcons broke a 4-4 tie with a back-row kill from Fulk. Fulk’s kill put the Falcons ahead 5-4 and they never looked back. Crater put on a show on the front row as she came away with six kills, and three blocks for the Falcons. Wingler came away with three kills and two blocks, Gentry also put down a kill in the second set, while Sidney Matthews put down three aces and Fulk came away with four kills. The Falcons’ dominating performance earned them a 25-7 win to give them a 2-0 lead over the Cardinals.
The third set saw the Falcons keep their dominating streak alive as they came out swinging. Crater once again took control of the front row as she put away three kills, and three blocks. Hennings and Wingler paired up to earn two blocks, and they each earned two kills. Cathryn Prim was subbed in for the Falcons to serve, she came away with four aces and had several digs to give the Falcons a 25-8 win in the final set.
The sweep takes the Falcons to 13-5 overall, they face West Stokes on Oct. 4. Results were not available by press deadline.
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