GCA Lady Cougars spike the competition

Published 3:16 pm Friday, September 7, 2018

The Lady Cougars Varsity volleyball team played a tough out of state opponent Thursday night, but came out with a win in all three sets.

The Harvest Christian Falcons came out strong in the first set, but the Cougars outplayed them winning 25-16.

“We were expecting them to be a harder team because they were out of our region,” co-captain Dani Parker said.

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“In the beginning we lost our footing a little, but we got it back,” she explained.

Coach Mardi McRae agreed saying the team lost their minds there for a little while, but they bounced back.

The Cougars won the next two sets 25-7, 25-12 with Parker making some amazing saves for the team.

“Defensively Dani was great tonight,” McRae said. “She kept the ball in play for us plenty of times.”

“We worked together and communicated and got the ball, which was great,” Parker said.

Brooke Tobin was also a key player in the game. She served 11 aces, which was more than her last game. Emma Benedict led the team in setting. She had 20 sets that produced a kill. Caroline Wells used that to her advantage and made 15 kills throughout the game.

Kate McRae was one to watch Thursday night. She made numerous kill attempts and worked to keep the ball in play for the team. At one point during the set, she was able to keep the volleyball up with her foot and not let it touch the ground.

Overall, the coaches were proud of their team’s success last night and are working to make sure they make clean plays throughout the rest of the season.