GRC volleyball remains winless at home, falls in straight sets

Published 2:42 pm Friday, September 13, 2019

After losing three straight games and seven consecutive sets, George Rogers Clark looked to get their season back on track before heading to Montgomery County this weekend to compete in the Dink Scott Memorial Tournament.

Things looked promising early for the Lady Cardinals, scoring the first two points of the first set against Western Hills, winners of seven in a row heading into the match.

But the Cards weren’t able to hold onto their lead.

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An early Lady Wolverines timeout helped them get back on track and helped them take a 4-7 lead before GRC coach Jesse Bryson decided to call a timeout of her own to help reset the team’s mindset.

“I don’t care if you win this point,” Bryson said to her team. “I care that you change your attitude.”

The Cards were able to keep it close for most of the set, but got in trouble late and eventually lost 16-25.

The second set was a nightmare for the young Cards, falling behind early and never really regaining their footing, eventually dropping the set 13-25.

The Cardinals did show fight, competing in the third set after being down as much as 5-10.

A timeout was able to get the team back where they needed to be, taking an 11-10 lead.

A back and forth set saw four lead changes, and the Cards were in a good position to take the wild set with a 17-15 lead.

But Western Hills went on a run to close out the match, scoring 10 of the final 11 points to win the set 25-18 and head home with a victory.

The Cards are scheduled to take on Rowan County, Madison Southern and Russell in a tournament on Saturday, with their matches beginning at 9 a.m.