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Volleyball: Collins squeezes victory from SCHS, 2-1

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By Jack Kees

The latest installment of the Shelby County versus Collins rivalry was a long volleyball struggle at Collins on Monday night.

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The Titans won the match in three games, but the middle game set some early standards for the competitiveness of the teams.

After Collins won the first game, 25-18, the Rockets rallied late in the second game and came from behind to win, 30-28.

That may have tired SCHS, because Collins won the decisive game relatively easily, 25-14.

 “I knew going into this it was going to be an awesome game because they’re our rivals, and you always have competition with a rivalry,” Collins Coach Abbey Buchert said. “We came in knowing we were going to have to fight hard.

“The first game we handled very well, but in the second game…we weren’t running what we call our best offense.

“I told the girls at the start of game three that this was an opportunity to show the crowd who the Titans really were. We only had one unforced error, which is great.”

The Rockets had taken the momentum with its rousing comeback in the second game.

 “We had to call a timeout and take a look at our faces,” SCHS Coach Felicia Pace said. “Once we changed our face, our demeanor changed, and the game came with it.”