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2010-08-19 / Sports

Lady Eagles Win Two

by Mike Organ

Lady Eagle Madison Bexley strongly serves to her Rockdale opponents. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. Lady Eagle Madison Bexley strongly serves to her Rockdale opponents. PHOTO BY MARK STRAIN. The Lady Eagle volleyball team opened the 2010 season Tuesday night with two wins. Lexington defeated Rockdale and Granger in three games each. Coach Tiffany Robertson said, “What a great way to start the season!”

Lexington won the first two games with Rockdale 25-18 and 25- 19. The girls had a let-down at the beginning of game three, falling behind 0-6. Lexington battled back to tie the game at 21 before taking four of the next six points to salt the match away. Against Granger, is was a consistent effort as they got better as the game progressed. Lexington defeated the Lady Lions 25-18, 25-14, 25-8.

Coach Robertson said, “I was very pleased with the girls’ performance. They played well in both prior scrimmages, but played even better on Tuesday. I don’t think any one part of our team is stronger than another. We are pretty equally balanced on both ends. Offensively, I think we have the tools to be a powerhouse with seniors Emily Bell, Angel Parks, and Veronica Richardson. Sophomores Johna Alford, Aleece Moerbe, Karley Wren are strong on the front line. Defensively, we are pretty sound. We are running a new defense so I’m giving the girls time to adjust to that; however, junior Megan Scantlin proved she has the determination to be a great Libero. She is not without help from other defensive specialists, junior Rachel Clark and senior Haley Jatzlau. And of course, the player known as the quarterback of the team, sophomore Marley Ross, as usual, did a great job assisting her offensive front line. There were a couple of times in the match the girls got off track, but with the great leadership we have on the court, they were able to work together and get out of the jam with only a little of my help. All in all I think it will be a great season for the entire volleyball program.”

The JV Gold team also went undefeated, topping Rockdale 25- 18 and 25-17. The Gold then beat Granger 25-19 to remain undefeated for the season.

The JV Green split with Rockdale and Granger. The Green lost to Rockdale in three games 25-20, 21-25, 25-23. The Green bounced back to defeat Granger 25-20, 18-25, 25-15.

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