The Lady Seahawks volleyball teams both got wins last week in their opener at FAMU Aug. 29.
Coach Hilary Stanton’s JV team, assisted by Tara Klink, won their first two games, eking out a 25-23 win the first, and then a 25-21 victory in the second.
“We were very proud of them. They played hard and fought for the win,” said Stanton.
The varsity match-up was intense in the best three out of five. Franklin County won 25-17 in the first, which sent them into the second set with loads of confidence.
But the Seahawks fell 24-26, and then 14-25, to find themselves trailing 2-1.
“After losing the next two games, as coaches Tara and I both were so proud that they never got down on themselves and fought ‘till the end,” said Stanton. “The Lady Hawks’ drive, skill, and commitment to win paid off!
The Lady Hawks won the fourth game 26-24, sending the match into a decisive game five, which is played to only 15 points.
“The game was very suspenseful. But the girls wouldn’t give up and earned their win,” said Stanton, as the Hawks won 15-10.
“I expect to see lots of Seahawk fans at our first home game against North Florida Christian this Tuesday. Nothing gets the kids playing like hearing a crowd cheer for them to win,” she said.
Franklin County is at home in a district matchup against Bozeman tonight, Sept. 5, with no JV game and a varsity game at 6 p.m.
On Tuesday, Sept. 10, the team is again at home for a district game, against Liberty County. The JV game is at 6 p.m. and the varsity at 7 p.m.