Doc Smith, Sports Correspondent
Jacksonville Daily Progress
The Brook Hill volleyball season learned a big lesson in a tightly played three-game loss to Frisco-Legacy Christian Academy on Tuesday night at the Herrington Sports Complex in TAPPS bi-district volleyball action.
Two lefts, can make a right as the Lady Eagles were led by two sophomore left-hand hitters to losses of 21-25, 20-25, and 23-25, ending the Lady Guard season with a 16-8 record.
Legacy got 19 Kills and four service aces from lefty sophomore, Kirby Jarzobek. Another sophomore lefty, Megan Beck added in six kills and two blocks to keep the Lady Guard sidetracked throughout the match.
“It is always harder to hit a left-hander if you are not used to it,” said Brook Hill head coach, Joanna Rathbun after the season finale. “But their best two players were both left-handed and we just could not adjust to the way they moved the ball around, and hit the middle hard, and some great crossing shots too.”
Game one was highlighted by six ties but only two lead changes as the Lady Eagles fought off several Lady Guard runs at the lead.
The difference maker in game two were six aces served out by three different Legacy players. Jarzobek added the last ace as the final point and a two game advantage.
An incredible fight for game three saw the teams locked up at 1,2,3,10,12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23 before Beck made a kill, and a mis-hit by the Lady Guard awarded the Lady Eagles the three-game sweep.
“We looked unbelievable in some stretches but we had trouble with service errors, and made too many unforced errors, but my girl’s never gave up,” Rathbun added about the season, “But
Brook Hill’s, junior Samantha Anderson led the team with eight kills, four blocks, and four service aces in the loss. Sophomore, Charlie Niles was a force with seven kills, nine assists, and five digs, while senior, Deserae Rowan added in three kills, two service aces, and 12 digs in her final volleyball game for the Lady Guard.
Morgan Moss was the Brook Hill leader in digs with 13, and Lindsay Wheeler made three kills, three digs, 11 assists and one block.
“Legacy was relentless, and really hustled for several points and they deserved the win,” said Coach Rathbun. “We had a lot of new kid’s to the team this year and I’m so proud of where they have come since the beginning of the year.”
Lady Eagle’s also got 23 assists from senior Grace McCullough, and Payton Aydelott chipped in with 16 digs, and 12 assists as they improve to 12-7 on the year.