Lady Predators fall in tough test, unblemished in region
The Lady Predators just keep marching forward.
Fox Creek’s varsity volleyball team moved to 9-4 on the year, 4-0 in Region 4-A play. This past week included a trip to one of the top-ranked Class A teams, Branchville. Though the Lady Predators fell to the Yellow Jackets, 25-13, 25-20, 28-26, the game proved to be a good measurement of where head coach Clay Bryant wants his team to go.
“We schedule the best teams possible for a reason,” he said. “After losing last week to Wardlaw, we made an adjustment to our line up that makes us good enough defensively to compete with anyone we’ve seen all year. The Branchville game went just fine. We have replaced five starters from last year’s team and changed our lineup this week.”
Bryant said that his team was more competitive as the match went on.
“Branchville is a very good senior-laden volleyball team,” he said. “They come to our place to play on October 24, and we meet them at the state championship two weeks after that if both teams advance that far in the play-offs. We are pleased with our progression and how our team is playing at this point in the season.”
The team also beat Williston-Elko last week.
The Lady Predators will play in a region doubleheader on what was to have happened on Tuesday night. They will also host Grovetown on Wednesday.
“Expectations are that our players continue to play as coached, and we continue to improve our team defense and our offensive attack,” Bryant said.
Scott Rodgers is the news editor at the North Augusta Star and has been with the paper since January 2013 after previously working at the Aiken Standard. He is a graduate of Alvernia University and currently attends Drexel University.