Varsity Volleyball Sweeps Troy In Home Opener

After defeating Troy, Liberty follows up with a win against Whitfield the next day.


Annika Pastrana

The girls volleyball team practices leading up to the regular season that began Sept. 3.

Brandon Hennis, Reporter

Liberty’s varsity volleyball team hit the court Tuesday evening, facing off in their home opener against Troy. In doing so, the whole team was really locked in. 

“We all went into the game with the mindset that there was no other option than to win,” senior Elizabeth Harvey said.

In the first game of the match, the team was a little slow to get going. Trailing Troy at one point 12-9, the girls rallied and took over not only the lead and never looked back. After varsity team took the lead in the first game, there was no stopping the dominance and went on to win the first game, 25-16. 

Varsity dominated the second game as well and quickly put Troy away 25-17. The match was full of exciting plays and was a great game to start off their season. Defensive specialist junior Kelci Crandall was impressed with team’s start. 

“I had a ton of fun tonight, but I’m just getting started, and I can’t wait for the season to progress and for me and everyone to improve,” Crandall said. 

Liberty seemed so in sync, they made the game look almost too easy for them.

The team followed their victory against Troy the next night with a win at Whitfield in two games on Wednesday. 

Liberty will look to go to 3-0 on the season Thursday against district rival Timberland at 5 p.m. Timberland dropped its first match of the year in three games to Washington.