Richlands: VA: On September 25th, the Alice Lloyd College Lady Eagles volleyball team journeyed to Richland to face Southwest Virginia (CC) in the season opener for both clubs. The Pippa Passes crew trailed near the very end of each game but managed to fight back with clutch play and prevail 3-0. Below are recaps of each game.
August 25, 2021
In Game 1, ALC got off to a good start with three straight aces from junior Adrianna Riley. However, SW would hang tough and eventually pull out to a 20-24 lead. Fortunately, ALC would roar back and close the contest with 3 big kills, the final two from freshman Jayden Rogers, to win 27-25.
In Game 2, the score was tight throughout, and the hosts led 21-23 near the end. Once more, the Lady Eagles responded by closing with a 3-0 burst. Junior Jenni Droke iced the 25-23 victory win with two straight aces.
In Game 3, the Virginia club was determined to reverse course and jumped ahead 10-4. ALC fought back, but still trailed late, 23-24. Incredibly, the Caney Creek club dug deep yet again and scored on their next three possessions to seal the deal, 26-24. The taste of victory was definitely sweet.
On the day for the Eagles, sophomores Caroline Parsons and Kristin Issac led the squad with 18 and 11 assists. Rogers and sophomore Brooklyn Cheek led in kills with 10 and 7 while senior Mckenzie Brewer, Riley, and Droke recorded 16,15, and 13 digs respectively. Riley also had 4 aces.