A South Lenoir parent succinctly summarized undefeated and No. 1-ranked Carrboro’s 3-0 win over the Blue Devils on a sunny Saturday afternoon.
“That didn’t take long,” he said, exiting Jaguar Gym.
Carrboro (27-0), No. 1 in the News & Observer’s rankings, needed less than an hour to down South Lenoir (13-8) in three sets, 25-9, 25-5, 25-10.
It took Blue Devil fans longer to make the two-hour drive from Deep Run to Carrboro than it did for the Jaguars to record their 16th straight shutout.
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Carrboro allowed fewer games Saturday afternoon than it has in any match since a 25-5, 25-6, 25-8 win Oct. 18 against Cummings.
“They were a good team, but we’ve got six girls who can really pound it, and not too many teams can handle that,” Carrboro coach Steve Scanga said Saturday. “We’ve got a lot of scoring options.”
If Carrboro’s game stats seemed unimpressive, it had more to do with the lack of contested points in their lightning fast win than with the Jaguars’ play. Junior setter Sarah Montross led Carrboro with four service aces and a game-high 12 assists; 6-1 teammate Destiny Cox had a game-high nine kills, while ninth-grader Destinee Dorsey made six digs.
Carrboro advances to the state’s 2A quarterfinals, where it will meet Saturday night’s victor between No. 2-seeded Farmville Central (19-4) and No. 3 Newton Grove Midway (22-2-1, winner of 20 straight heading into Saturday’s third-round match.)
“Our team is really up for this. We’re excited,” Scanga said. “We’re playing very well right now.”