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.