The Goshen Eagles soar against CHHS Trojans HS
Published 3:00 am Friday, August 28, 2015
The Goshen Eagles swept the Charles Henderson Trojans in their season opener, 25-20, 25-14, and 25-12.
After a long summer of hard work and training it was good for both teams to get out and play a real match against a county rival.
“I was really proud of them tonight, Both teams came out a little tight and litter nervous tonight,” said Eagles head coach Amy Warrick. “We had a lot of first game jitters and we just needed to get used to playing. There are definitely things need to work on. We gave a lot of points away, but we looked pretty good for it being our first game.”
Although it was a loss for Charles Henderson head coach Jennifer Sikes liked what she saw from her girls following a rough season a year ago.
“Of course I would have liked the outcome to be different than it was but these girls are so improved off of last year,” Sikes said. “I saw a lot of things that we need to work on in the gym. Mental mistakes is what really got to us tonight we hung with them in the first two games. They are doing things a whole lot better and as the year goes on we are going to have to build off that.”
After a tight first set that saw the Eagles eek out a close 25-20 win, Goshen was able to pull away in games two and three to secure the sweep over the Trojans.
“They were kind of throwing us off in the first game because they were dropping towards the middle a little bit,” Warrick said, “We had to change our game plan a little bit, but like I said we were nervous but we he had some solid hits but not many.”
The Eagles got good contributions from a few players on Thursday evening, Katie Thomas led the Eagles in Kills with 20, Casey Allans followed with 12 and Kelsey Gibson finished with 5.
Lexi Ellisor finished the game with the Eagles with a team high seven digs, while Carmen Kelley finished with 38 assists and 20 attempts.
The Trojans although in a loss will take a lot with them into this season and hopefully build towards a successful season.
“Goshen always has a really good team it was good tonight to be able to open up with them,” Sikes said. “It shows the girls that they are capable of hanging with them.”