Eagles still perfect

Published 4:07 pm Friday, September 13, 2013

Goshen moved to 5-0 with a three-set sweep over Pike County Thursday afternoon.

Goshen moved to 5-0 with a three-set sweep over Pike County Thursday afternoon.

By Jeb Sharp

The Goshen Eagles had their way with the Pike County Bulldogs on Thursday night Brundidge. The Eagles were never threatened and won in straight sets 25-5, 25-9, and 25-14.

It was another typical outing for the Eagles who have yet to lose a set this season. With the win, Goshen improves to 5-0 on the season.

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In the first set, Goshen dominated from the first serve, leading throughout the entire match and closed the game by winning 18 of the final 20 points.

The second set saw Pike County put up more of a fight, but, trailing 9-11, Pike County saw the game slip away as Goshen scored the final 14 points for another easy victory.

The game’s final set would be the most competitive, but eventually Goshen once again pulled away at the game’s end by capitalizing on Pike County’s errors.

Goshen coach Amy Warrick was pleased with the victory, but stressed that she still sees room for improvement in her team. “We are continually working on our passing and setting up plays.” Warrick went on to praise her teams improvement from their previous match, “We had good passing today. Our hits were more on target too. And we significantly improved out serving from the last game.”

With the win, Goshen seems well on its way to meeting its preseason goal of advancing to the elite eight of the class 2A state playoffs. “I expect this team to win.” Warrick added.

In Junior High action, the Pike County girls came back from behind to beat Goshen in three sets 12-25, 25-22, and 15-11. The Goshen JV girls swept Pike County 25-9 and 25-13.

Goshen travels to Highland Home for an important region game on September 17. Before then, both the Eagles and the Bulldogs will have a chance to tune up in the Tri County Classic tournament held this weekend.