Girls 7th Grade Volleyball Test Intermediate · 7th Grade- Partiots Cage Tigers

0 Richmond High School
2 Union County Middle School
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Richmond High School vs Union County Middle School
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“The road to success is always under construction.” Arnold Palmer
The Sahara-like heat in the gym was oppressive. Players were sweating, parents were grumbling and Union County coaches apologetic. And even better was the fact that the game time was delayed 30 minutes. The competition would commence in spite of the sauna-like conditions. The match with the Patriots became a road that Richmond residents can appreciate and despise. Everything seemed to be under construction or destruction with detours full of potholes. Each turn leading to more construction, with the prevailing thought being you can’t get there from here. No one was going anywhere fast.
The 7th grade match was modeled after the Richmond road improvement plan producing an exercise of total frustration. The Tigers suffered. Missed serves, hitting errors, passing errors, not mistakes induced by the opposition, but mistakes that should be limited, errors that can be controlled. Both teams engaged in a miscue filled extravaganza that was exciting for the baking spectators but oh so exasperating for the coaches on both sides. The back and forth battle for control was ongoing with neither team being able gain any momentum. Point, error, point error was the flavor of the game with the Patriots ultimately winning set one 25-23. High scorers for the game were Rylee Kidd serving five points, Abby Nesessary with five and Macy Potter contributing two more.
Game two was more of the same for the hapless Tigers. For every play that the Tigers made, the Patriots made two. After six rotations, the home team had generated a 19-9 lead that they would not relinquish. This experience shall serve as an opportunity to learn and grow. To get better, you need to play better and on this night Union County was better 25-12. Next up for the 6-2 Tigers is a road trip to Union City.