TALENTED TEAM: Grace Christian Academy varsity volleyball team members are, left to right, manager Brent Warr, Lindsey Duke, Kelsey Harrell, Merrianna Parker, Melissa Mills, McKenzie Brown, Kendi Castoro, Shellby Woodrum, Sarah Castoro, Addie Elkins, Kaitlyn Holcombe and manager Jackson Harrell. The varsity is coached by Erwin Harrell, center.
TALENTED TEAM: Grace Christian Academy varsity volleyball team members are, left to right, manager Brent Warr, Lindsey Duke, Kelsey Harrell, Merrianna Parker, Melissa Mills, McKenzie Brown, Kendi Castoro, Shellby Woodrum, Sarah Castoro, Addie Elkins, Kaitlyn Holcombe and manager Jackson Harrell. The varsity is coached by Erwin Harrell, center.
 

Grace Christian volleyball team win first four matches

Published 11:00am Friday, August 30, 2013

The Grace Christian Academy varsity volleyball team has won their first four games of the season and are also 1-0 in GISA Region 3-AA.

On Thursday, Grace’s Lady Cougars defeated Ashford Academy (Ala.) three sets to none (25-9, 25-11, 25-14). Kelsey Harrell and Melissa Mills had 12 and 11 kills, respectively. Mills had 10 ace serves, while Harrell recorded seven digs and Merrianna Parker contributed 24 assists. Sarah Castoro had a 90 percent in-play serve.

Against region opponent Valwood School of Valdosta on August 22, the Lady Cougars also dominated 3 matches to none (25-9, 25-12, 27-25).  Mills had eight kills, seven digs, and seven ace serves. Kendi Castoro had six digs. Kaitlyn Holcombe had a 90 percent in-play serve, while Parker recorded 18 assists.

Against Stratford Academy of Macon, Ga., on August 23, Grace won three matches to none (25-9, 25-10, 25-14). Mills had seven kills while Harrell notched six kills and 11 ace serves. Harrell also had 31 of 32 serves in play. Parker pitched in with 17 assists.

Against tough foe RF Munroe of Mount Pleasant, Fla., on August 27, the Lady Cougars  won 3-0 (25-21, 25-20, 27-16). Harrell had 14 kills, Kendi Castoro had 10 digs and Mills had eight ace serves. Parker had a 100 serve percentage and 25 assists. The varsity and JV teams’ next home matches will be Sept. 13 vs. Lafayette Christian at Perry Gymnasium.

Merrianna Parker prepares to serve in a match versus Ashford Academy on Thursday afternoon at Grace Christian’s Perry Memorial Gymnasium.
Merrianna Parker prepares to serve in a match versus Ashford Academy on Thursday afternoon at Grace Christian’s Perry Memorial Gymnasium.

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