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GHS overpowered by Braves

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Sophomore Rayleigh Amis (3) and junior Jessie Bennett concentrate on returning the ball to the Terre Haute South side during Wednesday's match. [Order this photo]
GREENCASTLE -- The Greencastle volleyball squad ran into a buzzsaw in the form of Terre Haute South Wednesday. The Tiger Cubs fell in three sets 25-4, 25-5 and 25-14.

The first two sets of the match saw the Tiger Cubs at the mercy of the Braves' powerful front line. Miscommunication was also an issue for GHS Wednesday. The lack of communication allowed multiple Terre Haute South balls to hit the Tiger Cubs' side of the net and resulted in the Braves building big leads in the first and second set.

A bright spot in the second game came when Alex Basile served up an ace to make the score 13-4 in favor of the Braves. However, Terre Haute South went on a 12-1 run to win the set 25-5.

The Tiger Cubs entered the third set down 0-2, but they weren't going to go down without a fight. The team began to get more vocal and was able to show the Braves they had some power of their own.

Sophomore Rayleigh Amis tied the game at 2-all after poking the ball over the net. Bringing the Tiger Cubs within one at 4-5 was a thundering kill from Amis. South began to extend its lead, but Kara Birt served an ace to keep the Tiger Cubs close at 11-7.

Greencastle flexed its muscle once again when Erika Davies blasted a shot past a Terre Haute South player and again when Davies and Jessie Bennett teamed up to block a Braves kill attempt to bring the score to 21-10 in favor of the visitors.

The Tiger Cubs had much more fight in them in the third set, but the Braves were too powerful on the front line and the Tiger Cubs dropped the set 25-14 and the match 3-0.

Head coach Liz Spencer commented after the match her team did a lot of nice things Wednesday, but the program itself isn't on the same level as programs such as Terre Haute South.

Greencastle will host West Vigo tonight at 6 p.m.

At Greencastle

Terre Haute South 25 25 25

Greencastle 4 5 14