The Lady Blues volleyball team's youth and inexperience showed in its season-opener against Peaster.
“We reacted very slow,” coach Marci Faulk said. “We weren't in our defensive assignments. They ran a fast offense and their setter had great, quick hands.”
Peaster scored first and never looked back, beating the Lady Blues in three sets (25-15, 25-9, 25-21).
The Lady Blues brought the first match within one point at 13-12, but the Greyhounds went on to win 25-15. That dominant performance continued as the Greyhounds jumped out to a 5-1 lead in the second match. The Greyhounds doubled up Graham 14-7 and worked their way to a 25-9 win.
Graham came out with more energy during the third match, taking a 9-5 lead. That lead was short-lived as the Greyhounds went on a 6-0 run.
Peaster expanded the lead to as many as six, but the Lady Blues fought back closing the gap to 23-20 before falling 25-21. Even though the Greyhounds shut out Graham 3-0, Faulk was proud of the team's performance, especially in the third match.
“To come off that (second match) and still be upbeat, that's exciting because most teams are gonna throw in the towel,” Faulk said. “But we stayed in there and we were fighting. That's all I can ask for right now.”
Read the full game story in this weekend's Graham Leader.