Blue Ridge varsity volleyball team earns win against Cherokee

Blue Ridge Early College varsity volleyball team came ready to play and donning pink in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and won against Cherokee 3-0.

“We attacked and hit the ball as well as have all year,” said Blue Ridge Assistant Coach Carlton Fowler. “That’s what we work on and that’s what it takes to win. If you’re not hitting the ball then you continuously play defense.”

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Devon Heenan passes the ball against Cherokee on Monday.

Blue Ridge looked in sync as it was consistent three-touch play with a bump, set, spike routine.

“We came out strong and we came out as a team,” said senior Devon Heenan. “We work really hard in practice and our hard work is showing. All those little things we don’t do right we did right today.”

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Gracie Watson spikes the ball against Cherokee on Monday.

Blue Ridge was sending a steady stream of hits over the net from Gracie Watson, Charlotte Sherrill and Hailee moss.

“Our setting was really good today,” said Watson. “We just came out and wanted to win.”

Blue Ridge faces Rosman at home at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, and it is also senior night. Fowler said Rosman is known for their hard-hitting and said his girls will be ready.

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Jade Bryson has to reach for it but makes the pass while playing against Cherokee.

“They’re a good hitting team,” said Fowler. “If we don’t hit well against them we won’t be successful.”

On the agenda for practice tomorrow, digging and passing drills.

“They’re a strong-hitting team but if we pass well and work together as a team if should be good.

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Chloe Fowler passes a freeball against Cherokee.

Article and photos by Brian O’Shea
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