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Lady Vikings defeat DSA on senior night

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Caitlin Leggett

Staff Writer, Tyler McLamb with Photos from Holli McLamb

The Lady Vikings came out strong with a blistering lead against the DSA Bulldogs. The lead only continued to get bigger, until the lady Vikings the end of the first set and had to hold their lead as DSA encroached. A timeout was called by head coach Steve DeLuca. Not long after the timeout was called the Vikings brought out the big guns going on a long unanswered run. The end of the first set was won by the Vikings with a final score of 25-19.

The second set didn’t go as planned. The DSA Bulldogs let the dogs out. The Bulldogs went on a tear with an unanswered run by the Vikings. With defeat staring the Vikings in the face they did all but give up. Pounding ball after ball into the Bulldogs faces. Still with defeat staring them down, they continued their comeback. With the score 23-24 the Vikings serving. The Vikings served it over, the Bulldogs dug it up, set it, and spiked and that was the end of the second set. The Bulldogs won the second set with a final score of 23-25.

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Teammates cheers | Stacey Oxendine and Katie McLamb
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Zarria Bratts 

Starting set 3 the lady Vikings were shaking the cobwebs out of their eyes the came out strong. Starting the set with four straight service points. The Bulldogs answered back tying the game up 4-4. The Bulldogs continued to ravage the Vikings. Head coach Steve DeLuca called a timeout. After the timeout, the Vikings came out roaring gaining point after point. It was all tied up at 20-20. Each team matching the other, the Vikings pulled away little by little and pulled out the win, with a final score of 27-25.

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Stacey Oxendine

The lady Vikings were feeling untouchable. Coming out with an unmatchable effort somehow the Bulldogs dug down within, and managed to match the Vikings effort. Trading points back and forth the Vikings pulled away. Ahead by four points the Vikings continued their charge to victory, but the Bulldogs didn’t give up yet. Pushing back, they tied the game up 23-23. The Bulldogs put their best server up to serve. The Vikings dug the serve up and pounded it right back into the Bulldogs faces. With the Vikings back to serve, they pushed back harder than ever before only to have the Bulldogs match their effort. The lady Vikings didn’t give up yet. With Junior setter Kaley Stone back to serve, the Vikings pulled out the win with two straight points. With a final score of 28-26.

 

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Voyager Academy vs. Roxboro Community Men’s Soccer

Staff Writer, Sean Sullivan

The Voyager Vikings took on the Roxboro Bulldogs in a soccer game last Thursday at Voyager’s home field at Northern High School. As many students know there is a big sports rivalry between the two schools.  No matter the deep rivalry, Voyager pulled away last night with a 7-1 win over RCS. This win was huge for the soccer team and boosted moral. Coach Robinson said, “To me it was just like any other game, but I know to the players this was super important. Especially the seniors.”

Goals were scored by; (junior)Spencer Chwalik, (senior)Max Leonard, (sophomore)Noah Wells, (senior)Devin Mitchell, and (freshman)Nolan Maxwell.

Spencer had a hat trick (three goals) and pushed the Vikings that much closer to victory. Spencer was asked in an interview how that felt, “Scoring any goal is an amazing feeling, but scoring three is something else. It means a lot more with support from fans like ours … doing it against Roxboro doesn’t mean as much[without the fans].”

Max and Devin are Seniors and have played Roxboro multiple times. This rivalry has lived long for them and when asked, Max said, “It was nice to close out my rivalry career with a blowout win at home.” Max and Devin both also scored a goal in this game. Devin said, “Scoring a goal is a hard feeling to explain, but doing it against them was a way crazier feeling.” Max also shared his thoughts, “It always feels good to contribute in such a big game like that, to help the team in any way possible.”

You can find the full game along with other soccer games here. 

The next Voyager soccer game is against East Wake Academy on Monday, 9/4 at Northern; Come out and support.