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Pirates down Wake Forest on Senior Night

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WENDELL — Senior Kalyn Rogers set a new school record with over 1,500 career assists in the same match head coach Charles Riley captured his 150th victory as the Corinth Holders High varsity volleyball team took down Wake Forest, 25-11, 25-22, 25-21, in Tuesday’s Senior Night match for the Pirates.

The Pirates came out and dominated the first set in 4-A Northern Athletic Conference play, with Rogers contributing six points from the service line, two aces and five assists. Helping Corinth Holders (14-7, 8-1 NAC) to the early lead, Cameron Moore had three blocks and Chiara Bettaglio tallied four kills.

The second set was much more of a battle, but another won by the Pirates, who staved off a late run by the Cougars for the 2-0 lead. Rogers added six assists and Bettaglio contributed four more kills that set. 

Eight combined blocks in the final set helped Corinth Holders put the match away. With the victory, the Pirates remain atop the conference standings along with Heritage. The teams split a pair of league matches against each other this season.

Over the course of Tuesday's match, Rogers contributed 17 assists that helped her move into first place all-time in the category, adding two aces and five digs along the way.

Bettaglio led the team with 10 kills and added five digs. Madison Adams registered six kills and Jasmine Clup contributed a team-high 10 digs.

The Pirates will wrap up regular-season play Thursday at Wakefield. The team will clinch at least a share of the conference title with a victory. 

On Monday, Corinth Holders also won another conference match over Rolesville in three sets — 25-4, 25-6, 25-11.