Fort Sumner sweeps past Floyd

By Kevin Wilson

FLOYD — Tobea Patterson had a match-high 12 kills, and the Fort Sumner Vixens left Floyd with an easy sweep Saturday afternoon.
Fort Sumner (9-2) struggled to put away the host Lady Broncos late, but had little trouble with anything else in a 25-7, 25-13, 25-20 win.
The Vixens took less than an hour to sweep past the Broncos, but coach Lisa McMath didn’t think her team had a lot of focus throughout the match.
“We’re just really inconsistent,” McMath said. “We’ll be solid for two or three points, but then we’ll just let two or three points slip by.”
For Floyd, it was a matter of intimidation, according to coach Sean Wootton.
“I think that the girls were intimidated before the game even started,” Wootton said. “I think Fort Sumner’s a good ball club, but I’ve seen us play better.
“The good thing is that we’re still here, we didn’t get hurt and we’re going to play (Melrose) on Tuesday.”
Setter Lindsey Wood had 25 assists and six service aces, while Patterson and the Vixens’ Fortner sisters lead the way on offense. Kelly Fortner had 10 kills and Sandy Fortner added five.
McMath said that the Fortners, who came in from Tucumcari over the summer, are still adjusting to timing.
Fort Sumner played without Kayla Britain, who has missed the last week with back problems. McMath said Britain will be evaluated on Monday.
Darcee Chenault led Floyd with five kills on the afternoon.