Jackets set for second round of region play
Though North Augusta High School’s varsity volleyball team only had one match last week, it was important to get a win.
The Jackets (11-7, 2-3 Region 5-AAAA) did just that, beating Dutch Fork 25-17, 25-17 and 25-17. Despite what the score indicates, head coach Lindsay Tucker’s team was rarely pushed to the brink. Every time the Silver Foxes would get close or even get leads, the Jackets would go on long runs to put games away. The third set was the most challenging, with the Foxes getting an early jump, but, in the end, it ended up the exact same as the previous two sets.
“Overall we played well, we did not play our absolute best the entire game, but, overall, it was a good and much needed win,” Tucker said.
This week the team will head on the road to Lexington, in a match that was to have happened on Tuesday night. Then the team will host Evans on Wednesday at 5 p.m. and bookend its week with region matches, with Thursday being against White Knoll. That match will have the JV team tipping things off at 5:30 and varsity’s first serve coming around 7 p.m.
“For both of our region games, we would be considered the underdog,” Tucker said, giving a brief pause. “Which is a good place to be in my opinion. I am really looking forward to Thursday’s home game against White Knoll. We fell short earlier this season to them, but it was a very close game. It will be good to have the home court advantage.”
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.