Eastern Alamance’s volleyball team has been tasked in recent days with bringing back high school sports to Mebane. For the first time since March, when the COVID-19 pandemic began to grip the country, the green and gold have returned to action. Rebecca Wood’s Eagles took on a pair of conference foes this week, as EAHS traveled to Northeast Guilford on November 17, and then hosted Person on November 19 inside Tal Jobe Gymnasium.
Eastern split the pair of matches, as the Eagles traveled to McLeansville and swept Northeast, 3-0, while falling in three sets to Person. Against Northeast Guilford, the Eagles took command and dominated, taking all three sets to improve to 1-0.
On the evening of Thursday, November 19, the 1-0 Eagles returned to Mebane for their home opener - a showdown with what is traditionally one of the stronger volleyball programs in the Mid-State Conference. Person County has a strong squad again this fall, and the Rockets wound up sweeping the Eagles in three straight sets.
After dropping the opening two sets by scores of 25-13 and 25-15, the youthful Eagles fought hard to stay in the third set, hanging with the Rockets point for point. But with the score 19-15, Person took control down the stretch, scoring multiple points in succession on their way to a 25-16 triumph. The loss dropped the Eagles to 1-1 on the young season.
The Eagles returned to the court this week for a home-and-home series Tuesday (November 24) and Wednesday (November 25) against Mid-State Conference rival Rockingham. These matches were played after our early Thanksgiving press deadline, but we will have coverage in the December 2 edition.