The Patriots traveled to Richmond last night and all three teams played against Landmark. We had great games from all three teams, but we were unable to bring home any wins.
In the Varsity volleyball game, the girls started out a little slow, but gradually picked up the intensity as the game progressed. The communication amongst the players was phenomenal! We are happy to take steps of progress in different areas of the game even when we don’t win! Final scores for the sets were 9-25, 12, 25, 16-25. Great job, Lady Patriots! Keep up the good work!
Out on the soccer field, the guys played a hard fought match. During the first half, full back Adriel Ferrer dribbled the ball all the way up the field and crossed the ball so beautifully in front of the goal to assist Jacob Phillips in an amazing goal! The guys continued to work hard to overcome the 2 goals that Landmark scored in the first half. However, the second half did not yield any more goals for either team, leaving the final score 1-2 for a Landmark victory. The guys keep continuing to improve, and we look forward to more close games in the future!
The highlight of the evening came in the Ladies’ JV Volleyball Match! The first game was pretty good with some good serves and passing from both teams. The younger girls are learning to face some teams with older girls than we have and do so with a measure of courage and strength even in a 9-25 loss in the first set. In the second set, the JV Ladies came from behind and took the lead, and then we started trading points back and forth making for a very close game. Elizabeth Peterson and Carolyn Peters did a great job as the setters on the floor to assist some exciting kills from their JV teammates. The girls fought hard and the crowd cheered loudly as the teams played past the 25 point mark. In the end, the JV Lady Patriots lost a hard-fought set, but no one was hanging her head as everyone on the floor had done a great job in a 29-31 point loss in the second set. Many of the spectators mentioned that this was the most exciting volleyball game they had ever watched! Way to go, JV Lady Patriots! Hard work in practice pays off in performance!
Next games for the Patriots are scheduled at home against Victory Christian School. Varsity volleyball and soccer begin at 4:00 and JV volleyball will begin shortly after the varsity match is complete. Come on out and support your Patriots! We look forward to seeing you there!