Bartlett Yancey senior defensive specialist Mattie Wrenn commented at the end of BY’s preseason camp that one of the Bucs’ main goals was to defeat cross-county and Mid-State 2A rival Reidsville.
Wrenn and BY wasted little time in achieving their goal.
Bartlett Yancey cruised 25-10 in the opening set and never looked back in a 3-0 win over Reidsville Tuesday.
The opening minutes of the first set had all the makings of a rivalry game as each side furiously traded points.
However, senior Lanie Ouzts and junior Ashlyn Sheppard gave BY (3-1, 1-0 Mid-State) a little breathing room from the serving line, each recording consecutive points on serves to help the Buccaneers take an 11-4 lead. That was all the space the Bucs needed as they rode the momentum to a 15-point win in the opening set.
BY doubled down in the following set, defeating Reidsville, 25-12. The Bucs completed the straight-set win with a 25-13 win over the Rams in the third and final frame.
Sheppard led BY offensively, recording a team-high six kills on 10 attempts. Sophomore Elizabeth Proctor continued her recent offensive tear, driving home five kills on eight attempts. Sheppard and Emma Jones each recorded a team-best five kills, while Ouzts and Wrenn each chipped in with four.
Jones led BY defensively with six digs, while sophomore Faith Upchurch drilled home three.