Thursday, October 10, 2013
With less than a month to go, the Fox Creek High School varsity volleyball team is firing on all cylinders.
The Lady Predators (13-4, 6-0 Region 4-A) have continued a tradition of region dominance. That was the case against North, which in the words of Fox Creek head coach Clay Bryant, was “overmatched.”
“They have a new coach that is coaching volleyball the right way,” he said. “They will be a team to watch in the future if she can implement all that she wants to. North is a very small single A school, but there is a lot of enthusiasm for their sports teams.”
Following that up was a tri-match against Midland Valley and Grovetown. This allowed all three schools an opportunity to face some strong non-region competition at a point in the season where region play is much more prevalent.
“Midland Valley plays sound fundamental volleyball,” Bryant said. “Our ability to serve and pass well, and put up a big block on their outside hitters were key in that matchup. Grovetown had a huge front line and their middles gave us some trouble early. Our servers did a great job of keeping them off balance later in the contest.”
Next up will be a region match against Wagener-Salley in a game that was to have happened on Tuesday night. On Wednesday the team will play at Augusta Prep.
Bryant said the War Eagles are coming to a gym where his Lady Predators “do not lose often” and that he “doesn’t plan to start now.” Of Augusta Prep, he said the teams played earlier this year and that it was a “very competitive, spirited match.”
“This team is on track as far as where we need and expect to be at this time in our season,” he 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.