Lady Cougars beat Georgia Christian in four set battle

Published 3:36 pm Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Monday night Grace Christian Academy Lady Cougars volleyball team took on their rival Georgia Christian School and beat them in a close set of four.

The Lady Cougars were determined to beat the Lady Generals after losing to them early in the season. This game was not only a matter of revenge, but would also determine GCA’s spot in region.

GCA came out strong in the first two sets winning 25-18, 25-22.

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“We all gave 100 percent because we really wanted to beat them,” co- captain Kate McRae said.

However, in the third set the Lady Generals squeezed out a win in the final seconds, beating GCA 26-24.

Needing three wins, the teams headed into the fourth set, going point for point with a final score of 25-18.

Coach Rhonda Wells was proud of the girls, but said she wished they could’ve closed the deal on the third game.

Georgia Christian won 3-1 when they played GCA at home and GCA won Monday night 3-1 on their home turf. This means the teams are tied for region and will have to play in a playoff game.

Wells explained if they had won in the first three sets, they would have been seeded No. 1 going into region, but they played their hardest and she is still happy for their success.

Caroline Wells said they were prepared for this game because they had recently beat Georgia Christian in a tournament so that gave them a lot of encouragement going into the night.

Caroline took control of the court Monday, making 16 kills and having three big blocks that kept GCA in the game. Number eight, Brooke Tobin had eight kills, going play for play with Caroline to make sure they got it over the net.

McRae played an excellent game as well, having the most service aces.

The team will host Robert F. Munroe on Thursday at 6 p.m., where they are hoping to gain another victory.