Franklin Co. holds off Shelby

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By Todd Martin

After storming through the first game, the SHCS girls’ volleyball team struggled in a 2-1 (14-25, 25-22, 25-20) loss at Franklin County on Tuesday.

“The girls opened up big, and I was really proud of the way  they put the first game away,” SCHS Coach Felicia Pace said.

But the Lady Rockets (3-2) couldn’t maintain that momentum against the Lady Flyers (3-1).

“I have taught the girls that the second game is always tougher than the first, so they must prepare,” Pace said. “Our passing was there, but we couldn’t get our offense on track. That continually hurt us through the remainder of the match.”

While the girls kept the score close, they couldn’t win that second.

“We got into a routine in our attack, and that allowed Franklin County easy defensive coverage,” Pace said. “The girls never quit playing, hence the close scores, but this game requires constant changing in order to keep a team guessing what’s next.”

Now, the Lady Rockets will look to learn from that close loss.

“I am hoping we will use this match as a learning tool so that it doesn’t occur again,” Pace said.