Turner — In the first game of a volleyball home doubleheader Wednesday, the Crosshill Christian Eagles hosted the Faith Bible Falcons at the Church on the Hill. Crosshill opened their season Friday with a sweep of Southwest Christian while Faith Bible entered at 2-2 after going 1-2 at the Warrenton Tournament over the weekend and a win Tuesday against Southwest Christian.
In the first set, an tight game early on slowly turned into a breakaway for the Eagles, as they scored on four straight Audrey Histed serves, including an ace to break into the double digit scoring mark. Later on, another run late in the set allowed Crosshill to break away for the 25-15 first set win. The second set went with a similar pace: A tight set early that turned into a breakaway with different scoring runs, allowing the Eagles to take set two 25-16. The third set was the best performance of the night for Crosshill defensively, holding Faith Bible to 12 points and taking the match in a 3-0 sweep 25-15, 25-16, 25-12, improving to 2-0 on the season.
Crosshill Christian Head Coach Julie Bennett gave high praise and credit to the performances of Hope Witham, Meghan Bartel, Audrey Histed, and Grace Treadwell. She also discussed the victory more in-depth in regards to the team state a year after finishing sixth place at state, “We are definitely on a growing for consistency. I would say on consistency we are a seven or an eight, but I would love to see better clean up on some of the scrambled plays but I am super pleased because I am throwing in different subs. I am throwing in some of our younger players to step into positions and know where they are at and feel comfortable. Were learning to make that communication a factor, and that’s what my biggest place of improvement is.”