Netropy has put their experience to good use in the Marshall volleyball league.
They won both their matches Sept. 9 on the east court at the Marshall Wellness Center. Netropy beat the Rocket City Raptors 25-15, 25-15. Next they beat Go Take a Spike 25-21, 25-15.
“I think what’s helped us is that most of our team actually played sand volleyball throughout the summer,” player/coach Mallory Johnston, who had six digs, said. “And then we were in a winter league together. So we haven’t really stopped playing volleyball all year so that helps.”
Kirk Johnson had 13 kills and two digs for Netropy (3-1). Jarrod King made six kills and Kyle Cossey had five. Preston Plese served three aces and had two kills. Mahgan Arnold made four aces and four digs.
Go Take a Spike outlasted the Rocket City Raptors in the nightcap 7-25, 25-21, 15-7.
John Possel got six kills and three digs for Go Take a Spike (1-5). Player/coach Lamar Futch had four kills, three aces and two digs. Lou Nosenzo notched three aces and two digs. Steve Funderburk made three aces and three kills.
“We played better than we have the first four matches,” Futch said. “We’ve got some new players that’s never played before but we just played a lot more competitive.”
John VanKeuren had eight kills and two digs for Rocket City Raptors (1-3). Christopher Burnside made four kills while Adam Butt served four aces. Zachary Standridge had three blocks. Player/coach Ellie Pollock served six aces while Adrian Soler added two kills.
“We have a lot of players this year,” Pollock said. “We have basically doubled the amount we had last year. So we’re adjusting to the new team.”
The Raptors have nine players this year. They won last year’s lower division tournament with four players.