Lake Norman’s volleyball team continues to have arch rival Mooresville’s number.

It’s three.

For the second time in as many scheduled regular season meetings between the two backyard foes, Lake Norman’s Wildcats required only the bare minimum number of games to win in the two cross-town entry’s best-of-five affair.

This time taking place in Lake Norman’s gym, the Wildcats prevailed over the Blue Devils in scores of 25-13, 25-14 and 25-10 to post the straight-set sweep. A similar such outcome resulted in the same two teams’ first get-together at Mooresville’s court back in September.

Helping spice the proceedings, each of the teams donned special pink-colored uniforms to do their part in drawing attention to ongoing efforts to aid research in the fight against breast cancer.

The decision also served to keep both teams in similar standings within the I-Meck Conference ranks.

Lake Norman headed deeper into the second half of league play remaining among the top three teams to also boost its potential postseason positioning. Mooresville did the same attempting to dodge falling deeper into the second division of the league’s standings.

Lake Norman keyed its effort behind the double-digit number of net kills each worth a team points from a pair of sources. The Wildcats’ Alexis Hardison piled up 13 kills primarily coming from her outside hitter position, while running mate and outside hitter Ava Arrivielo pitched in with 11 kills.

The duo of Hardison, displaying an all-around performance, and teammate Rebekah Hastings also chalked up a trio of service aces.

Staying busy, setter Jadyn Bishop spread the wealth with her handing out of 16 assists.

No additional individual information was available from Mooresville.

Both teams resumed the I-Meck portion of play to account for the final full next-to-the-last week of regular season play.

The only other way Lake Norman and Mooresville can meet again is if they get paired up opposite one another during the course of the I-Meck postseason volleyball tournament later this month.

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