Kara Mahan

Kara Mahan serves during last week’s volleyball match between East Davidson and Lexington.

THOMASVILLE — East Davidson volleyball snapped a two-game losing streak last week and, in the process, planted its squad squarely in the thick of a battle for a conference championship.

Two days after going five sets with league-leading West Davidson, the Golden Eagles bounced back against Lexington, topping the Yellowjackets 25-21, 25-10, 21-25, 25-12 to notch their sixth conference victory.

Lyndsay Reid had 21 kills to lead East (8-4). Kaitlyn Wallace added seven kills, 11 digs and 16 assists, while eight Golden Eagles recorded four service points and Kara Mahan tallied 11 assists. Reid also contributed 16 digs.

After gaining the advantage in the first set and putting together a dominant second set, the Eagles were unable to overcome a determined effort by Lexington in the third. East recovered in the fourth and secured a pivotal victory in its quest to overtake West and fend off the rest of the conference.

It has been a successful transition for the Eagles from the mostly all-Davidson County Central Carolina 2-A Conference to the new-look 1-A/2-A combined league play.

Over the next two and a half weeks, East will attempt to keep pace with the Green Dragons until the season finale for both teams. The Eagles dropped its only conference contest last week in a hard-fought match with West, which won 23-25, 25-19, 25-15, 23-25, 15-12.

Lyndsay Reid tallied a game-high 24 kills to nearly complete the comeback against West. Kaitlyn Wallace added five kills, 17 digs and 16 assists, while Kara Mahan tallied 18 assists. Emma Anderson also contributed 11 digs.

Five conference matches down the stretch will determine the pecking order for the Central Carolina 1A/2A Conference. Beginning at North Rowan on Thursday, the Eagles will undertake a four-game, season-ending stretch with Salisbury, South Davidson, Thomasville and West.

Staff writer Daniel Kennedy can be reached at 336-888-3578, or at kennedy@tvilletimes.com.

Staff writer Daniel Kennedy can be reached at 336-888-3578, or at kennedy@tvilletimes.com.