By Brian Hoffman
The Salem High volleyball team opened the season on Tuesday night at Roanoke Catholic with a three set win. Salem beat the Celtics 25-14, 25-16 and 25-18 in the 2022 debut for both teams.
Senior outside hitter Kai Bowen led the Spartans with eight kills, and she also had a team high four aces and a block. Anne Hayden Hall had six kills and three aces and Myah Crews, a sophomore libero, contributed three aces and seven digs. Setter Makenzie Board dished out 19 assists while knocking down four kills and serving up a couple aces.
“I think we have a chance to be really good this year,” said Salem coach Beth Denton. “We have some good senior leadership on this team.”
The Spartans will be back in action tonight when they travel to Northside for a non-district game. Then they open their home season next Wednesday, August 31, against Jefferson Forest. Fans should note there’s a new entrance to the gym following the reconstruction at Salem High School.
The Spartan jayvee team also won Tuesday night, defeating Catholic in straight sets.