CCHS Girls Volleyball: Takes On Flanagan In Season Opener
SportsVolleyball September 1, 2011 Admin
BY JACKIE WEISER
The Cooper City High School girls’ varsity volleyball team took on the Flanagan Falcons at home on Tuesday, August 30th, in their first match of the season. Unfortunately at the end of the match, the Cowboys had been defeated by a score of 3-2.
Entering the first game, The Cowboys instantly gained a point after the first spike hit by senior Rachel Blaize. They started out in the lead but as the game went on, the Falcons intensified their play. By the first timeout, the score was 19-14 with the Falcons in the lead. The Falcons finished the first game on top with a score of 25-17.
However, in the second game, the Cowboys regained their strength due to the great serves and spikes of seniors Rachel Blaize and Miriam Swartz. They regrouped and were victorious, ending the game with a score of 25-15.
Rolling into the third game, The Cowboys started out with a 2 point lead but they were unable to keep up their momentum. The Falcons made an impressive spike and started gaining on the Cowboys. They took game three with an outcome of 25-17.
In game four, Cooper started strong and kept a good 9 point lead throughout the game courtesy of the blocks from senior Melissa Lopez and the amazing digs of junior Heather Lockwood. Cowboys dominated, ending the game with a 25-10 victory.
Finally, it came down to game five. The Cowboys and Falcons were neck and neck at this point. At the start of the game, the Falcons increased their energy and won the first few points. The Cowboys’ libero, Lockwood, was injured during the game causing the Cowboys to scramble to find a way to score. The Falcons wrapped up game five by a score of 15-5.
“I felt like the team needed to communicate more” junior Amanda Pelaez said. “We need to learn to work together better”.
Thursday, September 1st, varsity will face the Western Wildcats in an away game.