Lady Jackets in must-win mode in final week

  • Thursday, October 17, 2013

Staff Photo by Scott Rodgers North Augusta High School's Cydney Mathews keeps an eye on the ball against White Knoll.

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The Lady Jackets took some lumps this past week.


The North Augusta High School varsity volleyball team (12-9, 2-5 Region 5-AAAA) suffered two region losses this past week. The team fell to Lexington and White Knoll, respectively.


Head coach Lindsay Tucker said her team played well with the Wildcats, but things unraveled.


“We played well against Lexington the first three games, and seemed to fall apart in the fourth,” she said. “It is hard to say exactly what went wrong, but we just didn’t play up to our potential in the last game.”


Sandwiched between the two losses was the team’s last non-region game against Evans, Ga. The Jackets swept them 3-0 in that match. The Timberwolves, however, proved to be a difficult mountain to climb. The Jackets fell 25-13, 25-11, 25-18 on their home court. In that game, Ndidi Okafor had eight kills, Cydney Mathews had three blocks and Alli Bell had 17 assists.


“White Knoll was a tough team,” Tucker said. “We had moments where we really looked like a great team, but overall, they just played better than we did unfortunately.”


Slipping in those two games sets up the Jackets in a virtual must-win game at South Aiken. The annual breast cancer awareness game, “Together We Fight,” has become a rivalry of sorts between the two schools.


“The girls know what is on the line when we play South Aiken. We are facing many challenges going into the evening,” Tucker said. “One, big game because it is our Breast Cancer Awareness ‘Together We Fight.’ Two, it is at South Aiken. Three, it is their senior night and for those seniors, we have been the ones to keep them from going to the playoffs each year. So they are going to definitely be hungry for a win.”


Following that tilt, the team will play Aiken at home on Thursday. Then a game against Dutch Fork looms on the road the following Tuesday. Tucker said her team needs to win both against South Aiken and Dutch Fork to make the playoffs.


“These last three games are very important,” she said.


Scott Rodgers is the news editor at the North Augusta Star.


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