Highlands MS volleyball team defeats Summit at home

Highlands Middle Schoolgirls volleyball team hosted Summit Charter School and held their ground on their home turf winning 3-0.

Highlands Middle School volleyball team beats Summit Charter School 3-0 at home on Tuesday.

Highlands established significant leads from the beginning of each set and proved to be a challenge for the newly formed Lady Bears’ first game. Highlands Olivia Cole said they stuck to their strategy despite the score.

“We just played our game and had some really good serves,” said Cole. “Overall, it was a good game.”

Summit Anna Johnson dives outside to save a wild dig on Tuesday.

Summit Kaki Dyleski said it could have been worse and did well for a young team.

“We did a decent job for our first game,” said Dyleski. “I’m proud of us and next time we’ll work harder and get better.”

Highlands Jasmine Oakley stands up after diving for the ball. Editor’s Note: Yes folks, she’s standing up. She dove, then without using her hands, she stood up off her front foot while pulling with the back foot. It was like watching the dive in rewind.

Highlands Abbie Doerter they played at a different pace than she’s used to and could have stepped up the serves a bit.

“We came out with a good amount of energy, but we just played slower than normal,” said Doerter. “We didn’t play our best, but we did pretty good.”

Summit Christina McDonald returns a serve in Highlands on Tuesday.

Summit Sydney Sinclair said she was straight-up nervous hitting the court for the first time.

“I don’t know, I was nervous, next time I want to be more supportive of my teammates and get out there and try and stay calm,” said Sinclair.

Highlands Jaylin Raby knew there was a slim-to-none chance to save this one, but gave it her all regardless.

Summit Chloe Crawford passes the ball against Highlands.

Highlands next plays at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 5 away against Rabun Gap.

Summit next plays at 4:30 away on Sept. 9 against Rabun Gap.

Spirits are high after Highlands takes the first set against Summit at home.

Article and Photos by Brian O’Shea
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