Trojans win, Eagles split

Published 3:00 am Wednesday, October 11, 2017

It took five sets, but the Charles Henderson Lady Trojans knocked off G.W. Long on Tuesday afternoon 25-13, 21-25, 22-25, 25-22 and 15-9.

The win for the Trojans propels their record on the season to 17-13.

“I am really proud of them,” said head coach Sonny Kirkpatrick. “This was our first five-set match of the year and to be down 2-1 (we had) the mental toughness to be able to come back and win when we weren’t playing really well. I am very proud of all the girls. Even the girls that were on the bench brought energy that was needed for us to even have a chance to come back.

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“It was a real selfless win where everyone gave something. It was a lot of fun and I am really proud of our team.”

Samira Moore led the Trojans with 19 kills, while Abigail Salmon had 10, Sydney Watson had eight and Victoria Mahone had five. Salmon finished with four aces, while Moore had three and Ragan Hudson had five.

The Trojans will be back in action on Thursday when the host Elba and Carroll on senior night.

Goshen splits with Houston Academy and Geneva

The Goshen Lady Eagles volleyball team split a pair of matches to Houston Academy and Geneva on Tuesday afternoon.

The Eagles (16-10) began the night with a loss to Houston Academy 22-25, 17-25. The Eagles battled back to get a win over Geneva 25-15 and 25-17.

Kelsey Gibson finished the night with two aces, nine points scored, 15 kills, one block and five digs. Jada hall had six aces, 13 points scored, 11 kills, three blocks and seven digs. Kate Warrick finished with one ace, four points scored, 33 assists and 13 digs, while Hannah Calhoun had one ace, 12 points scored, one kill and 26 digs.

The Eagles will be back in action at home this afternoon beginning at 2 p.m.