Undefeated MHS Volleyball Wins 4th Straight SMC Championship

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Photos from: MHS Athletics Facebook page

 

Murphy High School’s volleyball team has been on a tear this season. So much so, that they’ve only lost one set the entire season. Not one match, one single set!

The Bulldogs found themselves in their final match of the season against Robbinsville this past week.

They won the first set 25-7, second set 25-12, and the final set 25-20 to sweep the Black Knights and secure their fourth straight SMC Conference title.

That means that Seniors like Grace Nelson, Sarah Pullium and Olivia Cook will graduate without knowing what its like to NOT win a conference title, which is pretty special.

Head Coach Nikol Watson has done an outstanding job with these ladies and has not let coaching in a pandemic detour her from coaching a winning team.

 

Regular Season stats are as follows:

Attacking

# Name SP K K/S Pct ATT E
Season 40 460 11.5 53.3 863 133
5 O. Cook 8 0 0.0 .0 1 0
10 S. Pullium 40 107 2.7 42.8 250 56
12 T. Rogers 40 87 2.2 53.0 164 31
15 A. Stroupe 37 0 0.0 .0 0 0
21 C. Dockery 28 0 0.0 .0 5 1
23 O. Payne 40 93 2.3 53.1 175 17
24 A. Phillips 40 9 0.2 33.3 27 9
30 G. Nelson 40 140 3.5 65.1 215 18
35 A. Martin 40 24 0.6 92.3 26 1

Blocking

# Name SP BS BA TB B/S B/M
Season 40 48 43 70 1.7 5.3
10 S. Pullium 40 0 3 3 0.1 0.2
12 T. Rogers 40 15 14 29 0.7 2.2
21 C. Dockery 28 0 0 0 0.0 0.0
23 O. Payne 40 2 2 4 0.1 0.3
24 A. Phillips 40 0 12 12 0.3 0.9
30 G. Nelson 40 22 7 29 0.7 2.2
35 A. Martin 40 9 5 14 0.4 1.

Digging

# Name SP D DE D/S Digs/M
Season 40 469 70 11.7 36.1
5 O. Cook 8 2 0 0.3 0.5
10 S. Pullium 40 104 15 2.6 8.0
12 T. Rogers 40 66 8 1.7 5.1
15 A. Stroupe 37 15 2 0.4 1.3
21 C. Dockery 28 54 4 1.9 6.0
23 O. Payne 40 78 14 2.0 6.0
24 A. Phillips 40 25 8 0.6 1.9
30 G. Nelson 40 77 10 1.9 5.9
33 J. Schwalm 4 10 3 2.5 3.3
35 A. Martin 40 38 6 1.0 2.9

 

Murphy will host Lincoln Charter in the first round of the NCHSAA playoffs on Tuesday of this coming week.

The Playoff seeding was different this year because of the pandemic. Only 32 teams made the playoffs instead of 64, and the seeding was randomly chosen. It looks like Murphy drew the number 7 seed.

The playoff schedule is as follows:

  • Jan. 12: First round
  • Jan. 14: Second round
  • Jan. 16: Third round
  • Jan. 19: Regional championships
  • Jan. 23: State championships

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