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Lady Devils host LeFlore, Spanish Fort

By By Chandler Myers
Escambia County’s Lady Blue Devil volleyball squad hosted their first area matches of the season Thursday going up against the LeFlore Lady Rattlers and the Spanish Fort Lady Toros.
The Lady Blue Devils fell in both matches giving them a record of (0-3, 0-2) to begin area play.
Escambia County faced off against LeFlore in their first match putting up a valiant effort, while taking on a team full of veterans.
In their second match, which finished off the three-team set, the Lady Blue Devils fell to the Lady Toros.
Lady Blue Devils head coach Sarah Watkins said her team was excited to get out and play again.
Since playing their first game in their match against the Lady Hurricanes from Flomaton, the squad at Escambia County High School has continuosly improved.
Watkins said yesterday was no different than any other day with her team making strides.
With such good competition making the trip to Atmore, the Lady Blue Devils are seeing what it takes to compete.
Watkins said facing tough competition is always a must for a young team. She added that since seeing all of the improvements made she believes the girls will continue to get stronger as a team.
In their matches, one player for the Lady Blue Devils stood out among the rest.
Watkins said she had a returning player who will help give leadership and experience to her roster. She added that there was also a young player who has made large improvements.