Rams open conference schedule with victory

The Havelock High volleyball team defeated White Oak in four games in its Coastal 3A Conference opener in Jacksonville.

The Rams won 25-22, 20-25, 26-24 and 25-20, improving to 2-2 overall and 1-0 in the conference.

Havelock coach Kelly Leonhardt said that outside hitter Casey Hudson, setter Kailynn Simmons and libero Brice Goudy had particularly strong matches for the Rams.

“Casey had some great tips and hits. It was probably her best game so far,” Leonhardt said. “(Simmons) is a constant. We can always trust her serves. She keeps a level head, talks to the girls, keeps up the energy and is almost always on point. (Goudy) had some great backrow plays.”

Havelock is next scheduled to play Swansboro with the junior varsity match beginning at 4:30 p.m. and the varsity to follow Tuesday at Havelock High.