Brand new team opens season for Lady Flyers

By LINDA YOUNKIN State Journal Sports Writer Published:

There are plenty of new faces on Franklin County's volleyball team this year, and even the familiar faces are in unfamiliar spots.

The Lady Flyers opened the 2003 season at home Tuesday, losing to Scott County 25-10, 25-21.

"We graduated six seniors and lost our starting center," FCHS coach Kate Dominick said after Tuesday's game, "so we're pretty much a brand new team this year. Even the girls who played last year are playing new positions this year, so everyone is getting used to something."

Last year's team made it to the state tournament, where the Lady Flyers won one game and advanced to the final eight.

"I think it's hard on the girls," Dominick said. "They have such high expectations after last season and getting to state, and then winning a game at the state tournament. People expect us to do well, but every year is different, and every year the team is different.

"People expect a lot," she added, "and I think the girls are afraid to disappoint them."

This year high school volleyball is using rally scoring, where a point is awarded on each play and a team must score 25 points to win.

Scott County jumped out to a 12-4 lead in the first game and coasted to the 25-10 victory, and the Lady Cardinals seemed well on their way to victory in the second game with a 15-5 lead.

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