It is never a good idea to let a team get hot, especially a team like the Grace Christian Lady Eagles. The Lady Eagles went 4-1 on the week, continuing their heat streak. The big week began with a four-set win over Pillow Academy. The Lady Eagles dropped the first set, however, won the next three all by two points.
“My girls did not stop fighting all night,” GCS Head Volleyball Coach Jamey Willers said, “We did not lay down after a hard fought first set loss.”
Willers said the win was the Lady Eagles’ best game to date, with the most heart she has seen her team show all season.
In the second set the Lady Eagles trailed 24-17, however, Tina Clark caught fire as she served the Lady Eagles back to tie the game at 24. The Lady Eagles would later win the set 26-24 to knot it up at one.
After trailing 22-17 in the fourth set, Macy Joy would serve and tie the game. Susanne Dobbs would later step up during a 24-24 tie and lead the Lady Eagles to a win. Mia Brownlee helped the Lady Eagles with six kills. Ella Crowder added 10 digs.
Later in the week on Thursday, the Lady Eagles hosted Noxapater, winning in five sets. Kellyn Hill had a hitting percentage of .412 along with seven kills. Susanne Dobbs dominated on defense with 24 digs with 34 serve receptions.
The Lady Eagles traveled to Infinity Volleyball Club in Ridgeland on Saturday, defeating Hillcrest Christian in two sets for their first win of the day. They battled with Presbyterian Christian, however, and fell short in two sets. The Lady Eagles were able to end their week with a win over West Memphis Christian, bouncing back from the loss.
The Lady Eagles will look to continue their hot streak this week as they take on Amory Christian in a division matchup at home on Thursday. The Lady Eagles were also set to face Heritage Academy on Monday and Victory Christian on Tuesday; however, results did not meet press deadlines.