The Greenville High School volleyball team captured two big wins last week against formidable Chester and Quincy teams, showing that the smallest school in the county can take down its considerably larger counterparts.
Greenville coach Lauren Allen said her team had a rough start to its season, but that only inspired her players to work even harder.
“Their hard work paid off, and they will continue to work even harder to stay on top of their game,” said Allen.
The Greenville Indians traveled to Chester Tuesday, Sept. 13, and defeated the Lady Volcanoes 3-2, displaying remarkable resiliency after losing the first two games.
After losing game one 25-15 and game two 25-19, Greenville edged Chester 25-22 in game three to extend the series. This swung the momentum to the Indians, who carried it into a 25-10 win in game four and a 15-9 win in game five.
Katelyn Johns led Greenville’s offensive charge, scoring 20 kills on 31 attacks, with just two errors. Kaileena Navarro added seven kills. Sammy Prior and Brianna Ray each put up 15 assists.
From the service line, Navarro delivered 10 aces on 29 serves for the Indians, with four errors. Ray scored six aces on 24 serves with no errors.
On defense, Alicia Missman led with 17 digs, followed by Johns with 16, Dani Elsten with 15 and Ray with 14. Johns led with 24 service receptions.
Greenville 3, Quincy 1
Two nights later, Greenville hosted Quincy and won in four games, 25-21, 17-25, 25-19 and 25-15.
This contrasted with just a week earlier, when Quincy beat Greenville 3-0 in Quincy Sept. 6 and 2-0 at the Lassen tournament Sept. 10.
In the Indians’ Sept. 15 win, Johns turned in 17 kills and five aces for Greenville, while Missman earned nine kills and three aces. Navarro registered six kills and four aces. Prior delivered 17 assists.
Missman anchored Greenville’s defense with 18 digs and 17 service receptions. Johns claimed 10 digs and 17 receptions.
The Indians have a home game tomorrow night, Sept. 22, against Providence.