Against St. Georges, the Cavaliers' Emily Miller had a remarkable 24 kills, three aces, two blocks and 15 digs.

During Tuesday afternoon’s practice session, junior Emily Miller was working hard to make good serves, block shots and execute some digs on the Middletown Cavaliers’ home volleyball court.

Miller, along with her teammates, have worked together to forge a 5-4 record past the halfway point of the regular season.

Miller, 17, is a life-long resident of Middletown and proud of it, has played volleyball since the sixth grade, and has been a member of the Lady Cavs varsity all three years of her scholastic career.

“I have two older sisters who went to St. Georges and played volleyball there, and I learned to play the sport from them,” she said. Miller said one of her sister’s continued to play volleyball in college.

Miller has had several terrific games this season. For example, she had 11 kills, seven aces and 12 digs against Dover. Against Newark, she recorded nine kills, 13 aces and 15 digs. And against backyard rival St. Georges, she had a remarkable 24 kills, three aces, two blocks and 15 digs.

“I had a real adrenaline rush against St. Georges. I wanted to show them my talent on the court,” said Miller.

“This was a great match despite the loss, because we really learned to play together better after that night, and the girls showed me a different team that night. It was a good loss because we played hard and learned so much,” she said.

The Lady Cavs’ next match is tonight, Friday, Oct. 10, at Delcastle, beginning at 5:15 p.m.