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Wildcats split in Savannah
Abby LeVines
Abby LeVines - photo by Gerald Thomas III

Carson Reeves
Carson Reeves - photo by Gerald Thomas III

SAVANNAH, GA -- The Richmond Hill Wildcats volleyball team traveled to Savannah to play a double header against The Habersham School Patriots and the Islands Sharks.

They won one match and fell in the other, putting their record at 11-7 this season.

First, the Wildcats took on the Patriots, who they swept.

In their first set, the Wildcats would grab a 25-16 win.

The second set saw the Patriots take an early 6-2 lead before the Wildcats took a 9-8 lead.

The game would be tied at 19 before the Wildcats ran away with a 25-21 win on the set, giving them a 2-0 win over the Patriots.

Once the Wildcats played against the Sharks, they had a stiff matchup.

The Wildcats led for the majority of the first set up until the Sharks took a 19-18 lead.

The Wildcats regained a 23-22 lead before the Islands took it back at 25-24 before clinching the victory at 26-24.

In the second set, the Sharks controlled most of it before it would be tied at 19.

But once the Wildcats tied the game up, the Sharks took the lead and never looked back, halting them at 19 on the way to a 25-19 win, sweeping the Wildcats 2-0.

“We are still working on our consistency,” Wildcats Head Coach Tory Wright said after the matches. “We go from playing a really great match against Habersham and looking sound all the way around to then having slightly tougher competition that isn’t going to make it easy on us. We did pretty well with blocking. Our serving was great, but our server c was a struggle tonight. That doesn’t help when you want to run an offense.”

The Wildcats will be back in action on Sept. 21 when they face St. Vincent’s Academy in Savannah.

They won’t play at home again until Oct. 7 against Bradwell Institute and Savannah Country Day.

During their away trips, they will compete in a midseason tournament in Atlanta where they will compete against Columbus, Lovett, and Pope on the weekend of Sept. 24.

“We’ve got games Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday so its going to be a really long week,” Wright said. “We’re traveling up to Atlanta, so we’re excited to go and play and see how we do. I think when you play really good teams, its really easy to see where your weaknesses are. We have a really long time until we play at home, but we want to get into the region tournament and win so we can play our state games at home.”

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