GREENVILLE – The Lady Wave JV volleyball team dropped the opening set of the night to the visiting Eaton Lady Eagles by a score of 25-21 but battle back to win sets two and three by scores of 25-19 and 25-21 taking the best of three in non-conference play.
“They just kept digging themselves in a hole,” said Greenville JV Coach Amy Schoen. “We kept talking about it – you can’t dig yourself in that big of a hole and keep working back, but they fought back every time.”
“They keep giving the points away and fighting back and getting them back,” continued Schoen. “They did fight through. The first game they weren’t quite awake yet and then the second game they went out and played really well.”
The third set of the night saw the teams exchanging leads before the Lady Wave pulled away at the end to earn the win riding excellent serving from the Lady Wave.
“That last game they just battled back and forth the whole time,” Schoen stated.
“Hunter Class and Annie Hayes had a bunch of aces,” Schoen said. “That helped build our momentum when they were serving that way – finally woke the team up a little bit to give them some momentum.”
“Hunter Class has a fabulous serve,” added Schoen. “She worked really hard in the off-season and all practice trying to learn the jump serve. She has stuck with it and fought through learning how to do it and she has a fabulous jump serve.”
Coach Schoen was forced to adjust here lineup on the court with her middle player out for the night with an injury.
“Our middle player was out tonight with an injury so we changed the lineup up a little bit,” said Schoen. “Everybody stepped up and played in different positions tonight. A complete team win. Everybody played, everybody participated and everybody contributed and worked hard.”
Following the win, Greenville honored five Lady Wave seniors playing their final home game giving Coach Schoen reason to look to the Lady Wave’s volleyball future.
“Big, big shoes to fill for next year,” noted Schoen. “Every one of those seniors do such a great job, such great kids and so fun to work with – so these freshmen, sophomores and juniors really have big shoes to fill. It’s been so much fun this season.”
“The JV has a great record this year,” said GHS varsity assistant coach Jim Hardesty. “I look for big things coming from us here in the near future.”
PHOTO CAPTION: Lady Wave freshman Hunter Class gets block in JV win over Eaton. (Gaylen Blosser photo)