FCHS slips by WHHS

Lady Flyers inconsistent in tough win over Lady Wolverines

By Emily Patton Published:

Head coach Wesley Vance said one team was bad and one was good at Laspley Cardwell Gymnasium Tuesday night. Those two teams both happened to be Franklin County girls’ volleyball.

The Lady Flyers (2-0) won their second match of the season 3-1 over WHHS (25-22, 20-25, 25-17, 25-19).

“It was a tale of two teams,” said Vance, FCHS head coach. “We looked really good and then looked really bad. I started to have to get really forceful with pulling girls, for not doing their jobs. It wasn’t the effort; it was more them getting to places. They were getting there as fast as they could, but it wasn’t the right places.”

WHHS (2-6) traded the lead four times with the Lady Flyers, before allowing a six-point deficit to develop in the first set. But it was those transition errors that brought the Wolverines back to tie the set at 19 all. FCHS was able to come back to win the set 25-22.

Vance said the lowest number of unforced errors FCHS had in a game was eight.

“We had aggressive errors, but they are still errors,” Vance said. “It is something we need to focus on and make sure we are keeping the ball in play.”

Lady Flyers errors and decisive kills by WHHS senior middle hitter Nena Eneje gave the Wolverines the second set win 25-20.

In the third set, both teams traded the lead until senior Lauren Colston began to serve for the Flyers.

Colston hit five consecutive service aces for an 11-point lead over WHHS. The Lady Flyers won the third set 25-17.

“That always helps,” Vance said of Colston’s serving. “She is one of our better servers. She can hit every zone. If she stays aggressive, she can pick them apart and make them hit a bad ball.”

Beginning the fourth set, WHHS opened a six-point lead 7-1 over the Lady Flyers. But they wouldn’t quit.

FCHS trailed until a 13 all tie and took the lead from there, winning the fourth and final set 25-19.

The set told Vance that his team must improve.

“Hitting wise as a team we still have a lot to work on,” he said.

They’ll get that chance when they travel to play Bryan Station in Lexington Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

“It is always nice to go to Lexington and hopefully put on a good show,” he said. “If we play like we did at spurts here, we’ll be fine. If we don’t, it may be ugly.”

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