In a thrilling match at home Oct. 9, the Lady Seahawks downed Port St. Joe 3-2 in a win that thrilled the hometown fans.
Franklin County won the first two games, 25-21, and 25-19, and looked to be easy winners before St. Joe got back into it and won the next two, 25-21 and 25-23.
In the fifth and final game, the Seahawks led 8-0 before letting the Lady Tiger Sharks back into the game to nearly tie it.
But strong play by Chena Segree and the crowd on its feet enabled the Lady Seahawks to win 15-11 for the victory.
The win was flanked by a series of 3-0 losses, to drop Franklin County’s record to 8-11 under head coach Hilary Stanton.
On Oct. 3, the team lost at Wakulla, and then on Oct. 4 at Blountstown. At home on Oct. 11, the Lady Seahawks fell again 3-0 to Liberty County, losing 25-17, 25-13 and 25-22.