BREC varsity volleyball team beats Rabun Gap on the road

Blue Ridge Early College girls varsity volleyball team defeated Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School on the road on Friday 3-1.

Blue Ridge Early College varsity volleyball team after defeating Rabun Gap 3-1 on Friday.

BREC took the first set 26-24, Rabun Gap won the second 25-18, and it was back and forth from then on with close calls for the Lady Bobcats winning the third set 25-23 and the fourth 36-34.

BREC Maddy Potts kills it against Rabun Gap on Friday.

BREC Maddy Potts said they knew it was going to be a challenge traveling to the Lady Eagles’ home turf.

“We did ok, they were good last year and they’re good again this year,” said Potts. “We hit a lot better today, but they hit really well. It was tough.”

BREC Gracie Watson passes against Rabun Gap and walked away with the win 3-1.

After the score hit the 30s in the fourth set, BREC Gracie Watson said she was getting anxious for the win.

“I wanted to get it over with and just win,” said Watson. “Their outside hitter was so tough to block and I can’t believe we did it. I’m so proud of us.”

Watson is referring to Rabun Gap’s Ashley Crosby who was a force to be reckoned with at the net.

BREC Chloe Fowler chases down an errant pass on Friday against Rabun Gap.

BREC Chloe Fowler said the stakes were high near the end one bad play could cost the game.

“We pulled off that set [fourth] by working as a team and keeping our composure,” said Fowler. “It was very intense, but we kept it together and I’m so proud of my team.”

BREC Holly Foss was making digs throughout the entire match against Rabun Gap.

BREC Holly Foss was making digs all over the court and said her strategy was simple throughout the match.

“We just needed to keep feeding it to Charlotte [Sherrill] and she would slam it home,” said Foss. “We did pretty good and I’m really excited about it.”

BREC Charlotte Sherrill had multiple kills on Friday against Rabun Gap.

BREC Charlotte Sherrill had numerous kills throughout each set and felt some redemption after the loss to Swain on Aug. 27.

“I think we did well,” said Sherrill. “After coming off the loss to Swain I was excited to get the win today. Especially with that outside hitter of theirs [Crosby], she’s a beast.”

Sometimes a setter has to bump it, Mahalah Stewart makes a diving pass on Friday.

BREC’s setter Mahalah Stewart said she was able to set up her teammates thanks to consistent good passing on their part.

“I was setting it where it needed to go instead of all crazy,” said Stewart. “It was stressful. I kept thinking they were going to win the next point, and then we finally won the last two points.”

The Lady Bobcats play at 6 p.m. today at home against Tamassee-Salem.

Katie Stewart dives for as short serve against Rabun Gap.

Gracie sets up for a long kill on Friday.

There were highs and lows of emotion on Friday as the lead changed hands multiple times and it was anyone’s match. Pictured above BREC celebrates one of the many game points in the fourth set against Rabun Gap.

BREC Charlotte Sherrill dives for a ball but BREC doesn’t come up with the point.

BREC Holly Foss scores one for the Lady Bobcats against Rabun Gap.

BREC Charlotte Sherrill slams it down against Rabun Gap.

The Lady Bobcats varsity volleyball team celebrates their win against Rabun Gap on Friday.

Article and Photos by Brian O’Shea
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