by Lisa Hinton-Valdrighi
It took the Lady Drifters a full five-set match to fight off the Lady Devils for a 3-2 varsity volleyball win last Thursday.
“Colonial Beach is a scrappy team that was able to pass a lot of our attacks,” said Lancaster High School coach Keegan Walters. “We had some trouble with attacking errors piling up in the first couple of sets, which led to us playing it too safe and giving them too many chances on the other side of the net.”
Colonial Beach won the first set, 25-16, after a taking a big lead early then LHS battled back for a 27-25 win in the second game. Rachel Valdrighi was behind the service line when Lancaster went on a five-point run to bring up game point, 24-18. An out-of-bounds call on a spike to the left corner gave Colonial Beach the ball back for six straight points, forcing LHS to win in extra points, 27-25. The Drifters rallied for a 25-20 win in the third after Lancaster dug itself a hole, 9-1, to open.
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