Lady Eagles Exact Payback

Published 4:28 pm Thursday, September 15, 2011

FARMVILLE – The Prince Edward County High School volleyball team has two blemishes on its record so far this season.

However, the Lady Eagles atoned for those losses to Randolph-Henry and Nottoway last week.

PE, which lost at Randolph-Henry early in the season, turned the tables on the Lady Statesmen last Thursday in a five-set victory. Following a five-set homecourt loss to Nottoway last Tuesday, Prince Edward (6-2) got revenge on their former district rivals last Friday in a three-set victory.

“Friday night was the best I've ever had a volleyball team play,” said PECHS head coach Bruce Bogese. “They played like I asked them to play. Simple pass, set, attack and get the ball over.

“Nottoway is a good team, but we just did everything right.”

Bogese was also pleased with the balanced effort he saw from his team.

“Nobody really stood out as a player of the game, but nobody really looked like they didn't have it either. Most games, you'll have one or the other, or both. We didn't have many unforced errors – maybe two attacking errors all night. It was just nice, fluid movement, and everyone hit the ball well.”

Prince Edward was scheduled to host Cumberland on Thursday night. The Lady Eagles defeated CHS 3-0 earlier in the season in Cumberland.

“We had three games last week, and only one this week,” said Bogese. “It's kind of a disjointed schedule, so we're going to have to come up with ways to challenge ourselves.”

After the Cumberland match, the Lady Eagles hit the road for three games. On Tuesday, September 20, PE will travel to Appomattox. The Lady Eagles defeated ACHS 3-0 in Farmville in their season-opener. On Thursday, September, 22, PE will travel to Buckingham for the first of two meetings, before beginning Southside District play on Tuesday, September 27 at Park View.

“We don't really know who is going to be really good this year,” said Bogese on the upcoming Southside District schedule. “Park View split with Nottoway. Greensville has a very tall player that can change the game, and Southampton lost their tall player, but other than that, returns a good number of players. We'll contend, but so will everyone else.”