CHHS beats Ashford

Published 3:00 am Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Charles Henderson Trojans volleyball team played a tri-match Tuesday against Dothan and Ashford.

The Trojans lost their matches against Dothan 17-25 and 22-25.

Ashla Elder, Addyson Bryan and Alexis Blair 10 kills apiece in the matches against Dothan, and Selena Atkins had seven points with nine kills.

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Head volleyball coach for the Trojans, Jennifer Sikes, said the team played hard against Dothan even after a slow start.

“We started of real sluggish, real slow, but we built our momentum up in our second game and they played a lot better,” Sikes said. The effort was there it was just a little bit too late for us.”

The Trojans also faced Ashford during the tri-match and won sets against them with score of 26-24, 21-25 and 17-15.

Elder and Byran both had nine points a piece. Addyson led in that match with 11 kills, Blair had nine kills, Elder had seven kills and Atkins had six kills for the Eagles against Ashford.

Atkins is one of two seniors for the Trojans, and Sikes said she was a close friend of Demario Harris’, better known as squirrel.

“Selena Atkins is one of my two seniors,” Sikes said. “She is my fire plug. She really kind of sets the tone of play. She and Squirrel were best friends, and she scored those 17 points tonight playing for him. She had number 10 written on her hand when she came out. When we got down a little bit, she got us back up.”

Sikes said the team had done well to not allow themselves to get down despite losing the second match to Ashford.

“They played one of the best games that third game tonight,” Sikes said. “Everybody played the position and did what they had to do to win. We’ve had our ups and downs this season. We had some injuries and we’ve had some unfortunate situations. We’ve been battling through it.”

Thursday, Oct. 2 will be the last home game for the Trojans and also their senior night. The Trojans will face Eufala and Sikes said her girls were eager to get back on the court against them.

“We’re looking forward to that,” Sikes said. “The girls are looking forward to that and being able to redeem ourselves. We did not give it our all when we went to Efuala. We’ve just got to get on an even keel and play every game the way that we start off.”