Havelock rallies to beat West Craven on Senior Night

Published: Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 10:46 PM.

“It feels really good,” first-year Havelock coach Amy McCutcheon said. “They pulled it together and worked together as a team. The seniors really stepped up and fought hard for it.”

The Rams, who had lost late leads in matches this season, got it done on Senior Night in which Frazier, Rubenbauer, Shakina Dyer, Hailey White, Kierra Fleming and Laura Dunn were honored before the match.

“It was definitely motivation,” McCutcheon said of Senior Night. “Knowing that it was their last game here, they were definitely giving it their all. They played their hearts out.”

As for the Eagles, they had chances to close out the match in the fourth game. They led 24-23 and had match point but put their serve into the net. Havelock won 26-24 on Sha’Nice Frazier’s block, forcing the fifth set.

“We had a complete, total lack of focus on our serving. It’s that simple,” West Craven coach Sheila Holloway said. “We missed five serves in a row on sideouts when we had over 20 points, and you can’t do that. Serving is the only thing that you are in complete and total control of in this game, and when you go out there and completely lose focus, and on a non-high risk serve, you miss serves, there’s no excuse for that, absolutely none.”

In the first set, West Craven fell behind 12-6 as the Rams got a kill and block from Tempestt Frazier and a block from Fleming. The Eagles tied it at 15-15 and scored five straight points, going ahead 20-15 on Nishedra Brown’s kill. They eventually won 25-20 on a Brown spike.

West Craven fell behind 23-18 in the second set but scored the next seven points, capping the 25-23 comeback as the Rams hit a ball out of play.

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