Eagles beat the Raiders

Published 3:00 am Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Goshen volleyball played in a tri-tournament match against Houston Academy and Providence Christian.

The team lost to Providence Christian in two games with scores of 23-25 and 17-25.

Kati Thomas had 12 kills, Casey Allen had five kills, and Fran Warrick had 15 digs as well as Lexi Ellisor.

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Amy Warrick, head volleyball coach for Goshen said the girls had played with a lot of effort even though the Eagles lost.

“Well, providence is very good, very tough team,” Warrick said, “They didn’t win the state championship last year, but they won it the year before. We came out strong and aced them on some serves to begin with. We hung with them, and I am very proud of our effort.”

The Eagles also faced Houston Academy and won the set against them. The Eagles lost the first match against Houston Academy 19-25, but came back to win the second and third game with scores of 25-15 and 15-11.

Thomas had 17 kills, Allen had 12 kills, Fran Warrick had 10 digs and Ellisor had eight digs.

Warrick said the Eagles’ setter Carmen Kelley had another great game against Houston Academy. This season is Kelley’s first season as a setter for the Eagles.

“I can’t say enough about Carmen, our setter,” Warrick said. “She had an ungodly number of sets tonight, but she just had a good game against Houston Academy. Without her our hitters couldn’t hit.”

Warrick said after the first lost against Houston Academy, the Eagles wanted to get down on themselves, but came together for the win.

“It was a great team effort to come back, because they got down after the first game,” Warrick said. “They wanted to be a little down but everybody did a good job rallying up and every body and coming back to win.”

Warrick said the Eagles are currently 19-5 for the season after winning six-match tournament over the weekend.

The Eagles next game will be Thursday against Pike County in Brundidge. Warrick said the game would be the Pink Out game for the two teams. Warrick said the event meant a lot to the team as they lost a coach to breast cancer this past year.

“We lost out coach to breast cancer a year ago, so we’ll do that game and wear pink jerseys,” Warrick said. “We like to wear pink and honor the survivors of breast cancer.”