It’s never easy to go on the road and win, and when you try and take on a team that’s playing wounded, it’s a particularly tough challenge.
Albemarle found a way to get the win against a hungry Powhatan squad, prevailing 3-2 with a 25-20, 19-25, 20-25, 29-27, 15-7. With the win the Patriots appear to have clinched a Jefferson District regular season title with a 12-0 record with one-game remaining on Albemarle’s district slate.
The Patriots’ backline carried the day for Albemarle with a 88 digs on the backline led by Keira Roach’s 20 digs, Bridget Pinnata’s 17 digs and Audrey Sheedy’s 12 digs. That defensive performance was critical in that wild 29-27 game four win.
Powhatan was a bit wounded because the Indians dropped games with Monticello and Fluvanna earlier this week.
The Albemarle offense was also clicking with Roach dishing out 46 assists to Adalee Lynch, Esther Amos, Avani Hopkins and Maya Winterhoff. Lynch had 17 kills, Amos had 15, Hopkins and Winterhoff had 13 each.
Amos also chipped in five blocks on the night.
Albemarle will face Charlottesville Monday and Western Tuesday to close out the regular season next week.