W. S. Neal tops Escambia County in volleyball

Published 6:37 pm Tuesday, October 2, 2012

An Escambia County player prepares to serve.

The W. S. Neal Eagles volleyball team defeated the Escambia County Lady Blue Devils in three straight sets Tuesday night. The Lady Eagles won the first set 25-23, the second set 25-11, and the final set 25-20.

W. S. Neal head coach Jeff Haney liked what he saw out of his team.

“We played a pretty consistent game,” Haney said. “I think our serve was probably our biggest thing in the game. They had trouble receiving it, so serving was probably the best thing for us.”

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He noted that Gracee Dixon had an especially strong serve in throughout the game.

Escambia County head coach Kidd was disappointed by the results but remains hopeful in her young team.

“We didn’t play as good as we wanted to play today,” Kidd said. “We should have played better. I think [our team] did pretty good. They stayed in it.”

Asked what are the things she hopes to improve upon, she said, “Blocking and hitting—those are the areas they struggled with. But you gotta’ understand a young team is going to struggle with things like that.”

Escambia County’s next game is also at home against Thomasville on Tuesday, Oct. 9.