Southwest Covenant volleyball opens season with two road wins

Despite dropping the first set in both matches, the Southwest Covenant School volleyball team won both contests on the road against Weatherford Thursday evening and Harding Charter Friday.

The Lady Patriots defeated Weatherford three sets to one to open the 2017 season Thursday and then they turned around and beat Harding Charter three sets to one Friday.

Against Weatherford, Southwest Covenant dropped the opening set 25-22 but responded with a 25-18 win in set No. 2, a 25-18 victory in the third set and a 25-16 triumph in the fourth and final set to secure the road win.

Against Harding Charter, the Lady Patriots dropped the first set 25-19 and just like the Weatherford match, they rebounded by winning the next three sets to earn the win and improve to 2-0. They won set two 25-13, set three 25-14 and set four 25-19.

Sophomore outside hitter Macie Noland was out for the Harding Charter match because she was getting her wisdom teeth taken out.

Southwest Covenant coach Samantha Lindsey said she was proud of her team after the two wins to open the season.

“I really liked how we ran the middle of the court,” Lindsey said. “(Sophomore) Kylie Moseley had 15 kills Friday (spikes) for us. She played extremely well. We still need to continue to work hard on our serve/receive area and improve that. That was the main reason we dropped the two sets that we dropped.”

Southwest Covenant will play three matches this week. The Lady Patriots played their first home match Tuesday against Harding Fine Arts. They host the defending Class 3A state champion Community Christian School at 7 p.m. Thursday and they play at Crossings at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

“It will be a really good gauge this week to see how we stand against the best,” Lindsey said. “Things are coming along, I am excited and ready to see where we are this week.”

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