Predators avenge loss, set for showdown
The Lady Predators of Fox Creek High School’s varsity volleyball program have had another strong week.
The team (5-3, 2-0 Region 4-A) defeated Ridge Spring-Monetta in its region opener, 25-9, 25-8 and 25-9, 25-14. The team stumbled against Wardlaw Academy on Wednesday, but bounced back to beat Grovetown on Monday, 25-18, 25-22, 25-17. Head coach Clay Bryant was pleased with his team bouncing back after a tough loss.
“Wardlaw exposed weaknesses that we will try to eliminate before we get to the post season,” he said. “Specifically, we need to get much better on defense. We are not doing a very good job of staying ready to play defense at all times. The coaching staff is adjusting to not having coach Samantha Bryant at all of our practices. For the past two seasons she has been our offensive and defensive coordinator and practice coach.”
Bryant noted there was “no doubt” that his team would be playing in the playoffs.
“Continuing to win region games gives us a better seeding and more time until we face the other high seeds,” he said.
Next up, a big week for the Lady Predators. Tuesday night was to have included a region game against Williston-Elko. On Wednesday, the team will be on the road at the No. 1 Class A team in the state, Branchville.