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Centerburgís Tristen Simpson, right, spikes the ball past Highlandís Sam Zuber (10) and Kam Terry in Saturdayís opener for both teams.
Centerburgís Tristen Simpson, right, spikes the ball past Highlandís Sam Zuber (10) and Kam Terry in Saturdayís opener for both teams. (Photo by Fred Main)

By Mount Vernon News
August 29, 2011 10:58 am EDT

 

SPARTA — The Centerburg volleyball team isn’t used to this.

The Trojans usually dominate their opponent with a strong attack at the net. On Saturday, Highland turned the tables on them.

The teams battled for 2 1/2 games before the tall, veteran Scots turned up the pressure and steamrolled the Trojans, 25-18, 25-27, 25-20, 25-14, in the first regular-season event of any kind at Highland’s new gym.

“We had some first-game jitters,” said Centerburg assistant coach Rachel Walpole. “But Highland played better than us today. We were in scatter play a lot.”

The jitters seemed to affect Centerburg at the beginning as the Scots took a 13-6 lead early in the first game. But a timeout got the Trojans settled down and they closed the score to 21-18 before Highland could finally put the game away.

 


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