Dallas Wilson, CFNN Volleyball Reporter

On Monday, October 15 the Lady Colts sent their seniors off and wished them well in their last home game on Brock Court. 

Marlie Horne, Tori McGowan, and Taylor Melvin were saddened about playing their final home match, and they all had a difficult time grasping how fast their respective high school volleyball careers have flown by. However, their careers aren’t over yet.

“Don’t get me wrong I will miss every aspect of playing volleyball for Cape Fear, but I’m going to miss Coach Bruner and our play-off runs more than anything,”  said Taylor Melvin. 

These seniors made a 3rd round play-off run in the 2017 season with a 26-4 record and they hold a 65-25-2 record throughout their high school career. The Colt community will miss seeing these girls on the court and wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors. 

Senior Night’s match pitted the Colts against Pine Forest. This was a pivotal match to win in order to secure 2nd place in the Patriot Athletic Conference. The Colts were upset by South View in five sets last Thursday, so the match on senior night put additional pressure on the Colts to beat Pine Forest.

The first time the Colts and the Trojans met the Colts swept the floor in 3 sets. Unfortunately, the second meeting went 5 sets in the other direction.

Cape Fear has only won 2 of their last 7 matches with wins against eighth and ninth place Douglas Byrd and Westover. 

As the postseason approaches senior leaders seek to bring the team back together for a big conference finish and another playoff run.

“ We all need to pull together,” Marlie Horne preaches to her teammates.

Senior Captain Taylor Melvin hopes for a strong finish to the season.

“ We went on a 7 game win streak with some solid wins; we have to peak again for post season,” said Taylor Melvin. 

The Colts believe that they have it in them but they have to dig down deep and make some serious changes mentally.