GRC volleyball loses home opener

Published 9:51 am Friday, August 23, 2019

By Roman West

Sports editor

After winning their first game of the season Tuesday against Bath County, the George Rogers Clark volleyball team was faced with a tall test in their home opener.

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A rematch of the 40th district championship from last year, the Montgomery County Indians came to Winchester.

The Lady Cardinals weren’t as fortunate as they were in last season’s championship game, falling to Montgomery County in straight sets.

GRC got off to a promising start, scoring the first four points in the first game. However, the lead would not hold for long. The lead quickly turned into a 21-12 deficit when head coach Jesse Bryson called timeout to try to rally her team.

The Lady Cardinals were only able to score three more points before losing the first game 25-15.

The second game was the opposite story for GRC, down 8-4 early, a timeout rejuvenated the Cardinals. They scored seven consecutive points to take an 11-8 lead. But the Indians fought back to win the second game 25-19.

You could see the exhaustion setting in for GRC in the third game, losing 25-11.

Both the freshman team and junior varsity lost in straight sets as well.

The Lady Cardinals hit the road Saturday to play in the Swift Silver Mine DIG for the Gold tournament in Wolfe County.