Trojans fall to Eagles on the road

Published 10:37 pm Thursday, September 16, 2010

As the Charles Henderson volleyball traveled to Ozark, it hoped to come back with its first victory in seven tries.

However, the Trojans were denied that opportunity, as the Eagles of Carroll High School won in three-straight games, 25-13, 25-13 and 25-14 to hand CHHS its eighth-straight loss.

“I thought the girls played really good ball (Thursday),” Trojan head coach Jennifer Sikes said after the game.

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“We hung with (Carroll) the whole way – there was just a lot of things that went against us.”

One of the things the coach was referring to was the officiating, which she called “brutal.”

“I do feel like the officiating at the game was one-sided,” she said. “And that’s really frustrating.

“The girls finally started to play together, and they did everything right. It’s frustrating to really play well and still come out on the loser’s bracket,” Sikes added.

The last CHHS win came back on Aug. 24, on the road against Highland Home.

The Trojan losing streak began against Carroll on Aug. 26.

“It’s been tough for our girls, but (Thursday night), I really feel like they started coming together,” the coach said. “And that was good to see.”

While the varsity struggled, the junior varsity got its second win of the week, beating Carroll’s JV team in three games, by the scores of 25-13, 20-25 and 15-4.

In the final game, Madison Mehaffey scored 10 of the 15 points. Overall, both Victoria Outlaw and Olivia Hudson had strong performances, as Outlaw finished with eight aces while Hudson tallied up seven.

Both teams will be off next week due to Alabama graduation testing.