Hatteras Lady ‘Canes Succumb to Camden

By on October 29, 2019

By Lucy Papachristou | Outer Banks Voice

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A season to remember for the Lady ‘Canes volleyball team came to a close on Tuesday, Oct. 29 when they fell to Camden County, marking the second year in a row that Camden stopped the Hatteras Secondary School squad in the playoffs.

The match, which Camden won 3-0 — by scores of 14-25, 19-25 and 17-25 — was held at First Flight High School in Kill Devil Hills. Hatteras lost its gym, athletic fields, and a third of its school to Hurricane Dorian in September.  So the ‘Canes have been practicing at the elementary school gym and the Fessenden Center. They won their Oct. 26 first-round playoff game against Rosewood playing at the Cape Hatteras Elementary School.

The large gym at First Flight was packed with supporters of both teams. But a significant contingent of high school students came to cheer Hatteras on, which they did loudly and enthusiastically, waving handmade signs.

Until the Camden match, the ‘Canes had been on an impressive winning streak, beating six teams in a row and losing only a single set. The team won the conference tournament against Bear Grass Charter School 3-0 on Oct. 23, and then beat Rosewood by a tally of 3-1.

But the Camden Bruins delivered a strong showing on the court on Tuesday evening, keeping the Lady ‘Canes from sustaining momentum. The girls on the front row for the Bruins, in particular Mckayla Knauss and Hannah Daggett, struck the ball with such force and accuracy that it was difficult for the Hatteras team to recover.

But true to form, as Coach Christine Van Atta noted after the Rosewood match, the ‘Canes never gave up, fighting their hardest till the end.

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