By Tim Chambers
JOHNSON CITY—It took nearly five hours for Johnson County to complete its volleyball matches with Providence Academy on Tuesday.
The varsity fell in a five set tiebreaker while the junior varsity and freshman teams won their matches.
Johnson County took a pair of sets (25-15 and 25-18) but dropped a trio of sets (18-25, 24-26 and the tiebreaker (4-15).
The Lady Longhorns had a chance to win the match but a close call didn’t go their way in the fourth set that would have given them the victory.
“It didn’t go our way, but we were out there fighting for it,” said head coach Donna Poteet about the call. “We got timid after that and never could bounce back. Our girls played hard, but it was definitely a tough match to lose. I thought Eden Fenner and Faith Poteet stood out in all five matches. The Providence coach complimented Eden for the way she played.”
Junior Varsity and Freshmen teams win
The junior varsity dropped their first set (17-25) before bouncing back to take a pair 25-19 and 15-11.
The freshmen did the same winning 25-15 and 15-12 after dropping the second set (19-25).
“We got off to a slow start in the junior varsity game but bounced back to play well after that,” said Poteet. “It was sort of that way in the freshman contest. Margaret and Renie Morrow played well and Taylor Parsons provided some good play too.”
The Lady Longhorns will host Sullivan East at home on Thursday after games with Tri-Cities Christian and at South on Monday and Tuesday.