Lady Cougars prepare for State

Published 10:22am Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The Grace Christian Academy volleyball team finished their regular season 15-4 and is the GISA 3AA Region Champion. The season isn’t over for Coach Erwin Harrell and his Lady Cougars, who are Augusta-bound for the state championship.

Having a pass for the first round, the team starts playing in the second round quarterfinals this Friday at 1 p.m. against John Hancock Academy (3-2), the second place team in GISA 1AA. Six other teams will meet in Augusta for the two-day tournament. Semifinal matches are Friday evening followed by the championship game on Saturday.

This is GCA’s first year as GISA region champs in a team sports. The team has raked in more wins than any other GCA volleyball team.

Senior Melissa Mills led the team in kills this season with 291, followed by sophomore Kelsey Harrell at 182 for a team total of 566.

Mills also had 82 ace serves for the year, 211 digs and 49 blocks.

Senior Kendi Castoro and sophomore Lindsay Duke both had a 96 percent serve percentage, followed by Harrell at 80 percent.

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