The Lady Seahawks varsity and junior varsity volleyball teams won big Tuesday night in Gulf County, each coming home with a win against Port St. Joe.
“It was an amazing game and most definitely a crowd pleaser,” said coach Hilary Stanton. “On both sides of the crowd, people were on their feet all night, cheering on their teams. The cheers were deafening!”
The Lady Seahawks JV team, under the direction of Joy Carrino, won the first two sets easily, 25-18 and 25-10 in the best two-out-of-three match. “They played well and had excellent teamwork,” said Stanton.
The varsity match, best three-out-of-five, was a closer encounter, and evening the team’s district record at 1-1. The teams played four sets, dropping the first one, 19-25.
“But the teams came together and got their head in the game,” said Stanton. “They came back and won the second, third, and fourth sets, 25-21, 25-17 and 26-24. “They were close games,” said the first-year head coach. “Both teams fought hard but in the end the Seahawks took the win!
“I was unbelievably proud of the girls. They were getting in aces and kills and coming together as a team,” said Stanton. “They pumped each other up the entire time and worked together. They guarded the net and were able to get in some good blocks and kills.”
The Lady Seahawks want to thank their fans for coming over to Port St. Joe to support them. “The community is invited to come out to all games, home and away. We love your cheers and encouragement,” said Stanton.
The wins at St. Joe end a skid for the Seahawks, who opened district play at home Sept. 13 by falling in three games to league leader Blountstown.
On Saturday, the Lady Seahawks varsity squad played in the Panhandle Fall Classic at Mosley. In the opener, the team fell 8-25 and 5-25 to the Mosley Dolphins. They then moved on to a tough outing against Sneads, falling 15-25 in the first set, and then battling to a 26-28 loss in the second.
The Lady Seahawks now stand at third place in the district, behind leader Blountstown and second place Liberty County.
Today, Thursday, Sept. 20, the Lady Seahawks host a doubleheader against West Gadsden. On Monday, the team hosts Wewahitchka, and then on Tuesday travels to Port St. Joe for a rematch against the Lady Tiger Sharks.
On Thursday, Sept. 27, they’re back at home against Godby.
On Thursday, Oct. 2 at home, the Lady Seahawks are hosting a “THINK PINK” game in support of Breast Cancer Awareness All fans that wear pink get into the game for $1.