BY ANTHONY VENCE www.chronicle-tribune.com
The Rossville girls’ volleyball team had no trouble against visiting Taylor as they easily won the match in three sets Monday.
The Hornets’ began the first set with sophomore Brittyn Oliver serving and scored 14 unanswered points. With a substantial lead, Rossville head coach Rochelle Fakes subbed in some of her reserve players.
A Taylor service error ended the first set as Rossville won 25-9.
Fakes played her regular starters during the entire second set. The Hornets jumped to an early 6-0 lead in the second set and went on to win 25-4.
Fakes once again mixed reserved players into the action during the third set. The Hornets jumped to an early 7-0 lead and won the third set 25-4.
Going into the match, Fakes knew her team was facing a weaker opponent, so she wanted the girls to focus on technique in the match.
“I talked to them a little bit before the match about just this is a practice time we can use to focus on technique,” she said.
Fakes said she was happy with the performance of some of the girls who normally don’t get as much playing time.
“I think my subs are doing well,” she said. “They each have their strength, but as far as being able to put them in any spot, I can do that, which is good.”
The Hornets are fresh off their third place finish in a tournament where they hosted eight teams Saturday. They travel to Tri-County for their next game Thursday.