Goshen sweeps past CHHS, earns big first win

Published 10:31 pm Thursday, August 29, 2013

Goshen's Katie Thomas leaps on a serve attempt during Thursday's contest with Charles Henderson (Photo/Ryan McCollough)

Goshen’s Katie Thomas leaps on a serve attempt during Thursday’s contest with Charles Henderson (Photo/Ryan McCollough)

In front of a nearly packed gym, the Goshen Lady Eagles made a statement against Charles Henderson Thursday night.

The Lady Eagles knocked off the Lady Trojans in three sets, winning 25-18, 25-8 and 25-11.

The opening-season win was just what Goshen head coach Amy Warrick wanted, and expected.

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“I’m not surprised with the outcome,” said Warrick. “I expected them to come out strong, but the big thing is that they expect to win. They are confident in their abilities, which is huge.”

Goshen cruised for much of the match, and started each set with at least 5-1 advantage. The early lead allowed, as Warrick said, “the players to get settled and have fun.”

“Getting points early allows us to breathe a little bit and run our plays,” Warrick said. “We aren’t having to play defense all the time and can really get things set up.”

Charles Henderson head coach Jennifer Sikes said that her team will have to get back to work fast to fix the issues that were exposed on Thursday.

“We saw a lot of things that we need to work on,” Sikes said. “We did not play like we have practiced, and I’m sure we had some first-match jitters.”