The Lady Crusaders, No. 3 state-ranked in GISA Class AA, improved to 12-0 on the season with a 3-0 whipping of the Arlington Christian Lady Eagles in a non-region match, winning all three games by double digits. GC won 25-12, 25-7, 25-9.
“Arlington is a developing program so we had the experience edge on them,” said GC coach Melanie Foster. “We did a great job of keeping focused and not making many mistakes in the match.”
As was the case during their match against Skipstone Monday, the Lady Crusaders’ serves were just too much for Arlington Christian to handle. GC setter Madison Bertelsbeck served 14 straight points in Game 2, Brittany Foster served five straight points to close out Game 1 along with a six-point service run to close Game 3 and Mary Kate Blalock had two six-point service runs in the match.
“We have been serving the ball really well,” said coach Foster. “I’m very proud of the girls.”
The Lady Crusaders will have to serve and play well tonight as they hit the road again, traveling to Macon to face the Mount de Sales Lady Cavaliers at 6 p.m. MDS is ranked fourth in the state in GISA Class AAA and is a perennial power in volleyball.
“We’ll see where we are as a team when we play Mount de Sales,” coach Foster said. “They are really good.”
In other area volleyball action, the Skipstone Academy Lady Warriors varsity squad looks to get in the win column as it hosts Lafayette Christian School today at Zion Baptist Church in Hampton. Match time is set for 6 p.m.
Skipstone is 0-5 while Lafayette, a GISA school, is 4-3.