Varsity volleyball team improves to 14-10

  • Lumpkin County’s Reagan Spivey goes up strong at the net to score a point versus Chestatee last week.
    Lumpkin County’s Reagan Spivey goes up strong at the net to score a point versus Chestatee last week.

The LCHS varsity volleyball team continued to impress on the court this season when the Lady Indians defeated Flowery Branch and Chestatee at home before being beaten by the Habersham Lady Raiders on the road last week.
The Lady Indians have won 10 of their last 13 games and currently sit at 14-10 on the season.
“Recently, we have been playing together as a team well and covering each other on the court,” said LCHS head volleyball coach Haley Dibble. “We have also been working on becoming a more aggressive team, which has been working well for us. The success we have seen already this season has given us the confidence we need to play the tough games and come out on top.”
The Lady Indians began the week with games against Flowery Branch and Chestatee at the Longhouse on Tuesday, August 27.
Lumpkin got off to a slow start in the first set versus the Flowery Branch Lady Flacons, losing the set by a final score of 25-12. However, the Lady Indians began to take control in the second set and battled their way to a 25-20 win to force a tie-breaking, third set.
By the time the third set began, the Lady Indians had found their rhythm and began to put it on the Lady Falcons. Lumpkin pulled ahead early in the set and never looked back. In the end, the Lady Indians earned a 2-1 victory over Flowery Branch by winning the third set by a final score of 15-9.
After defeating Flowery Branch, the Lady Indians took to the court to square off with the Chestatee Lady War Eagles.
The first set between the two teams was a back-and-forth affair, but the Lady Indians made a strong push late in the set to defeat Chestatee 25-23.
The second set proved to be all Lumpkin, as the Lady Indians made short work of the Lady War Eagles and won the set by a score of 25-15.
The strong performance against Chestatee allowed Lumpkin to earn a 2-0 victory.
The Lady Indians finished the week with a best-of-five home match at the Longhouse versus Habersham on Thursday, August 29.
Habersham proved to be a bit more than the Lady Indians could handle and defeated Lumpkin in straight sets, 25-18, 25-22 and 25-19.
Despite the loss, Dibble felt that her team played well and never gave up.
“Not the result we were hoping for against Habersham but we played very well against a very good team,” Dibble said. “They challenged us with every point, but we fought and didn’t give up.”
The loss dropped the Lady Indians’ overall record to 14-10.
With the team winning 10 of its last 13 games, Dibble believes that if her players want to win bad enough, they have proven that they can get the job done based on their current streak.
“Now that we know we can win, the rest of the season will be a test to see how badly we want to keep winning,” Dibble said.
At press time, the LCHS varsity volleyball team was set to host Prince Avenue Christian and Union County at the Longhouse on Tuesday, Sept. 3. No official results were available.
The Lady Indians will look to add to their success so far this season when they travel to Gainesville High School to take on Tallulah Falls tomorrow, Sept. 5. The match is scheduled to start at 5 p.m.