BAYBORO - After splitting the first two sets of Tuesday's volleyball match, Havelock finally established some momentum by winning the third over Pamlico County.
And after taking a two sets to one lead, the Rams staved off the Hurricanes in the fourth 25-23 to claim their first match win of the season.
Scores were: 25-15, 18-25, 25-23 and 25-23.
Havelock trailed 23-22 in that fourth set when coach Carrie Lynch called a timeout. The Rams then took the lead at 24-23 and then won on an ace from Katelyn Clark.
"It's about time," a relieved Lynch said of the win. "We worked on finishing in all our recent practices and I also thought we were able to stay up mentally a lot better."
Nseya (CC) Harden led the Rams with 11 kills and Amber McCarthy produced 12 service points.
"Amber was really big for us with her serves tonight," Lynch said. "Moving CC (Harden) into the middle was a strategic move we had to counter their middle (Annie Anderson)."
Pamlico County was paced by Annie Anderson's 10 kills and Hydia Davis' 12 service points.
"There were a lot of service errors on both sides," Pamlico County coach Eric Hardison said. "A lot of credit goes to their middle (Harden), she was ferocious tonight."
Pamlico drops to 2-3 while the Rams improve to 1-4.
Hardison had a similar thought on the loss as his counterpart Lynch has had in previous losses.
"We just couldn't finish," he said. "I told them that myself or no competitor should ever be satisfied with a loss but the positive thing tonight was that we were able to adjust throughout the game and we haven't always done that."
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