Eagles split tri-match

Published 3:00 am Wednesday, October 5, 2016

The Goshen Eagles evened up their record at 15-15 when they split a tri-match with Straughn and Carroll on Tuesday evening.

Straughn began the night by sweeping the Eagles 15-25, 12-25. “The first game was rough,” said Eagles head coach Amy Warrick. “Sometimes teams have your numbers. I am not sure the girls thought they could win. We beat ourselves. We went on runs when we gave up six and 10 points.”

Eagles were able to bounce back and defeat Carroll in three sets 21-25, 35-33, 16-14.

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“We hadn’t played Carroll yet this year and they are a good team,” Warrick said. “They gave us everything. I new they were scrappy. Several times they had us where it could have been game point. They kept fighting and I was proud of them for not giving up.”

The highlight of the second match came in game two when the Eagles were able to outlast Carroll 35-33.

“It’s stressful as a coach,” Warrick said. “I think the girls like it, because they like the energy. It seemed like the energy improved. It was almost like their backs were against the wall and they knew they couldn’t make any mistakes.”

Selena Ellis finished the night with one ace, six points scored, 24 assists and eight digs. Kelsey Gibson had eight points scored, 14 kills and three blocks. Kate Warrick finished with one ace, six points scored, 20 assists and eight digs. Jada Hall had two aces, six points scored, 11 kills, two blocks and three digs. Lydia Harrison wrapped up the night with four aces, eight points scored, 10 kills, two blocks and one dig, while Hannah Calhoun had one ace, 10 points scored, two kills and 31 digs.

The Eagles will take the next few days off before hosting The Goshen Lady Eagles tournament on Saturday when they will once again see both Straughn and Carroll, among others.

“It’s going to be a really good tournament,” Warrick said. “We have a lot of great competition. We have Houston Academy coming in, Straughn will be here and Carroll will be coming back. It will be a rough tournament, but I am excited to have a lot of these great teams here. It’s going to be a great tournament.”