Lady Highlanders varsity volleyball team takes down Rosman in epic battle

Highlands varsity volleyball team hosted Rosman on Tuesday and went set for set, taking it to 5 for the tiebreaker; but the Lady Highlanders defended their home turf and won 3-2.

Highlands Julia May Schmitt had her fair share of kills at home against Rosman.

Highlands won the first set and it went back and forth until the final. Big hits from Highlands Jordan Carrier and Kedra McCall, Jeslyn Head racking up runs from the service line; and Julia May Schmitt, Anne Marie Moore, and Ava Schmitt posting up at the net holding the Rosman Lady Tigers at bay.

Highlands Jordan Carrier crushes a hit like a boss against Rosman on Tuesday.

Ava was injured midway through the match when she jumped to block, landed on a Rosman player’s foot, and twisted her ankle. The Rosman player was not injured.

Highlands Ava Schmitt gets ready to launch for a jump serve on Tuesday at home.

“It hurts but I can walk,” said Ava. “And I couldn’t be prouder of the way we played, we hustled and really worked well together. It was an amazing game.”

Ava’s ankle is improving, but she may be sidelined for a couple of weeks.

Highlands Jeslyn Head was dropping bombs from the service line all night against Rosman on Tuesday.

Highlands Jeslyn Head was raining fierce serves on Rosman all day and said Highlands maintained a positive attitude and talked throughout every game, and it helped pull off the win.

Highlands Kedra McCall chases down a free ball on Tuesday against Rosman.

Head added Rosman’s tips were surgically accurate.

“They placed the ball so well, they’d just see an opening and put it right there,” said Head.

Highlands next plays tonight (Sept. 27) at 5 p.m. at home against Rabun Gap.

Highlands Tessa Wisniewski rocked sets throughout the night against Rosman at home.

Highlands Reese Schmitt digs a kill against Rosman.

The unsung heroes who cover the hitters, Highlands Anne Marie Moore was ready on Tuesday anytime Rosman threw up a tough block.

From left are Highlands Jordan Carrier and Kedra McCall between games against Rosman.

Highlands Julia May Schmitt tips against Rosman.

Highlands Morgan Olvera digs a kill against Rosman.

From left are Highlands Anne Marie Moore and Ava Schmitt blocking against Rosman at home.

Spirits were high for the Lady Highlanders on Tuesday at home against Rosman.

Article and Photos by Brian O’Shea
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