The Lady Knights’ volleyball teams were the only teams out and about this week, and in their lone game Thursday, both of them fell on the road against Temple Christian School.
“Both teams are very young and we are still working on fundamentals and how to communicate effectively on the the court,” head coach Christy Williams wrote about the game. “Some of these girls had never played volleyball before the start of the season. Regardless of the record, we are on the right track.”
Evie Novak and Autumn Ballagh led the middle schoolers (0-3) in their 16-25, 13-25 losses against TCS. Novak stroked a hit and a kill, while Ballagh tallied two hits.
On the varsity side of things, the matches were all over the place. After falling 10-25 in the first game, the Knights (0-3) rallied to narrow the margin of victory to 15-25. By the third game, Temple proved why it’s among the solid competitors in the Virginia Association of Christian Athletics (VACA), beating the Knights, 11-25.
Freshman Savannah Novak continued her solid start to begin the season, setting the pace with three hits, a dig and a kill. Fellow freshman Emily Ann Jones had four hits, with three of them in the middle game. Then, sophomore Sarah Atkins rolled with three hits and a kill in the middle game, adding another hit and a dig in the third.
“The girls are passionate and positive knowing that even if they lose a game they gain/win experience and knowledge which will help the overall development of the team,” Williams added.
The volleyball teams will hit the road to face a solid Westover squad Mon., Sept. 11, with the first serve set to strike at 4:30
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