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Head coach Dan Brown is pretty happy about the way things are going on the court as the GHS team leads in scoring against Chester. Photos by Mari Erin Roth

Greenville is small but mighty on the court

The Indian volleyball team has but seven members but they are bringing the heat to the court during their 19-game season. The mighty seven are led by senior Ashlyn Bustamante and junior Alexis Goodson. Sophomores Stella Balbiani, Ashlyn Heard and Chloe Copeland round out the middle of the team with freshmen Emily Smith and Morgan Tyler completing the package.

Head volleyball coach Dan Brown returns to aim the spirited girls toward victory as they prepare to start the season in the Pioneer Mountain League where competition will come from Loyalton, Westwood, Downieville and Herlong.

Getting primed to take on those league challengers, the Indians will take on Big Valley, Mercy, Chester, Princeton, Burney, Elk Creek, American Christian Academy and Providence.

The girls are currently 3-3 with victories over Westwood, Chester and Princeton. They lost to Loyalton, Big Valley and Mercy.

On Sept. 3 against the Princeton Eagles, the set scores were 25-22 Princeton, 25-18 GHS, 25-16 Princeton, 25-23 GHS and a final 15-10 GHS for the win. Alexis Goodson led with 17 kills of 35 attempts, Ashlyn Bustamante scored with 12 of 39 attempts and sophomore Chloe Copeland landed seven of her 24 attempts. Freshman Morgan Tyler fired eight attacks to score with one.

From the serving line, Goodson landed eight aces. Bustamante and Copeland each scored with three aces. Freshmen Emily Smith and Tyler both also fired an ace.

All the GHS Indians had plenty of good contact with the ball. Goodson had 30 digs; Copeland, 17; Bustamante and Smith, 16; Ashlyn Heard and Tyler connected with 12.

Bustamante provided 17 assists, Goodson and Heard both provided two.

Copeland led the Indians in serve receptions receiving 24. Goodson picked up 22; Tyler, eight; Heard, six; and Smith five.

It was a tight, close and action-packed game, as the Greenville volleyball games often are, super exciting.

Teams love support from their hometown fans. The girls have a home game tomorrow, Sept. 19, against the Elk Creek Elks at 5:30 p.m.

After a couple of out-of-town games they will be back on the Greenville court Tuesday, Oct. 1, to face the Loyalton Grizzlies at 5:30 p.m., and then Thursday, Oct. 3, also at 5:30 p.m., they will host the Westwood Lumberjacks.

They return from the road Tuesday, Oct. 15, to face the Providence Lions at 5:30 p.m.

The final two games of the regular season are at home, Tuesday, Oct. 22, facing the Downieville Warriors, and Thursday, Oct. 24, in a showdown with the Herlong Vikings. Both games start at 5:30 p.m. Go Greenville!

Greenville Indians volleyball schedule

9/19 Elk Creek at 5:30 p.m.

9/24 at Herlong

9/26 at Downieville

10/1 Loyalton at 5:30 p.m.

10/3 Westwood at 5:30 p.m.

10/8 at American Christian

10/10 at Loyalton

10/15 Providence at 5:30 p.m.

10/17 at Westwood

10/22 Downieville at 5:30 p.m.

10/24 Herlong at 5:30 p.m.

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