SMITHFIELD - North Duplin launched its volleyball season and Carolina 1A Conference campaign with a 3-0 loss to Neuse Charter on Tuesday evening.
The Cougars defeated the Rebels 25-9, 25-18, 25-8.
Morgan McCoy paced North Duplin's offensive attack with four kills. Callie Thornton, Starr Jaco, Samantha Beavers and Reece Outlaw each collected one kill.
Outlaw provided one block.
Thornton served two of the team's four aces.
The Rebels fell to Neuse 25-17, 25-18 in JV action.
North Duplin (0-1 overall, 0-1 Carolina 1A) is scheduled to visit Lakewood on Thursday.