Grace Christian volleyball prepares for 2014 season

Published 7:02 pm Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Coach Erwin Harrell’s Grace Christian Academy Lady Cougars volleyball team, the defending Georgia Independent Schools Association state champions, will open their season this weekend when they travel to Marietta to compete in Friday and Saturday’s Dominion Christian School Endless Summer Tournament.
The Lady Cougars must replace outside hitter Melissa Mills and defensive specialist Kendi Castoro, a pair of graduated All-State players. Mills received a soccer scholarship to Gulf Coast Community College in Panama City, Florida.
Castoro’s sister, Sarah, will replace Castoro at defensive specialist.  The team recently completed a camp with Mobile University coaches.
Harrell said he was pleased with how well his team picked up their offense and defense at camp.
“In our 5-1 offense, we have five hitters and one setter,” he said. “Our young ladies really worked hard and learned a lot at camp.”
Harrell also said they have a solid player joining this year’s team—Perra Harrell.
“Perra Harrell played on a Class AA State Championship basketball team at Westwood Academy in Camilla last season,” Harrell said. “She knows how to win. Sophomore Kaitlyn Holcombe should also be a solid performer for us.”
Following the Endless Summer Tournament in Marietta, the Lady Cougars will travel to Ozark, Alabama, for a match with Dale County Christian School. Their 5 p.m. varsity game will be followed by a 6 p.m. middle school game between Grace and Dale County.
Following the middle school an varsity games at Sherwood Academy on Tuesday, Aug. 26, in Albany, the lady Cougars will play their first home games against Robert F. Munroe School at Perry Memorial Gymnasium. The middle school game will be at 5 p.m. and the varsity game will be at 6 p.m.  The varsity will host Memorial Day School Friday, Sept. 5, at 5 p.m.

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