RALEIGH, N.C. – Carrboro won the school’s first volleyball state championship by a three games to one count over Maiden, completing an undefeated season. The Jaguars were led by the 2A Championship M.V.P. Destiny Cox, who had 16 kills on the day in four sets and drew a lot of attention from the Maiden defense all match long.
The Jaguars fell behind early in the first set as Maiden jumped out to an 8-4 advantage before the Jags found their footing and tied the set at 12. Then Carrboro edged in front for the first time at 21-20 before closing out the set without allowing another point at 25-20.
Carrboro cruised through set two, winning the set easily 25-17. Maiden would not go down without a fight as the Blue Devils showed a lot of heart in building a 14-11 lead in the third set before ripping off a 25-18 victory, closing out the set on a tap down at the net by two-time Southern District 7 2A player of the year, Holland Laxton.
Carrboro’s power proved too much in the fourth set as the Jaguars swung their heavy hitters to a 25-12 victory in the set to close out the match. The Jaguars finished the season at 30-0, earning their first appearance in the state title game.
Maiden finished the season at 30-1, making the school’s first appearance in a State Championship game in any Women’s sport.