Lady Pirates Fight to the End for their Seniors
Coach Nuxoll: Lady Pirate Volleyball played with a lot of heart and Pride tonight. The Varsity lost three very close sets. In the first set we gained a large lead from strong serving by Emalee Craven. Lanesville slowly ate away at the lead and we dropped the first set by two points. The second set we played tight with them, until they got on a small serving spree and pulled ahead by four points and we couldn’t close the gap. The third match was back and forth until the bitter end. Unfortunately, we couldn’t pull it out. I was proud how the team came together after every play and went after every ball. We were able to make adjustments when they started tipping the ball a little more which allowed us to stay in the sets. Tonight was our Senior Night and the girls played really hard for each other. I hope that they remember how it felt playing with strong team work and can carry that emotion into our future matches. Senior Shelby Goedeker played with energy and made several plays with lots of hustle. She also contributed 3 kills. Senior Keeley Couch played hard and contributed 5 assists and 1 ace. Emalee Craven contributed 5 aces during an 11 point serving spree and 8 kills.
The JV team pulled together to pull out a close win in a tough three set match. I’m very proud how the girls remained calm and supported each other through the match even when Lanesville started a come back. The first set both teams played well and had several rallies back and forth. Lanesville had a few rotation violations late in the match which we were able to capitalize on. In the second match, we had a few break downs in passing which allowed Lanesville to pull out of reach. In the third set, The scoring went back and fourth. Kiersten James, our middle blocker, came up with two HUGE blocks in a row at the end of the set to help us pull ahead. Lanesville was down 11-14, but had a scoring comeback to tie the set at 14-14. We were able to hang on and earn the last point to win the match. Highlights for this match include 4 blocks by Kiersten James, three kills from Hannah Vincent, and 6 aces and 2 kills for Maddie Nuxoll.
Lady Pirate Volleyball would like to thank the CHS students who came out to the match tonight and to the Pirate Pride Booster Club for paying for the first 25 students to get into the game. A special shout-out to the CHS boys soccer team who showed great support!