Man beat RCS 2-0, then topped Burch 2-0 to win the tri-match. Lady Billies Coach Orlando Washington said his team served well, passed the ball and attacked well, but they are still making too many mistakes.
“We're a work in progress,” Washington said. “I was pleased with Kerri Castillo and Summer Sword, the way they covered the court.”
The win gives Man a 3-4 record before they head to Westside for a tournament tomorrow. Burch needed a third game to beat RCS, 3-2, in the tri-match.
Coach Jan Cisco said his team played better than it had in this week's losses to Gilbert and Chapmanville.
“I think we played a lot better than we have been playing,” Cisco said. “We're playing with five new people and some of those had never been on the court before this season. Man has a good team and Regional Christian has improved. RCS can move and dig the ball up. They really wanted to beat us in that second game. If we had played in the third game like we did in the second, RCS would have beaten us. But, my girls were determined to win the match against RCS. I believe that second game was really a wake-up call for them.”
Burch nearly beat Man in the second game. The Lady Bulldogs held a 21-15 lead before Man rallied to win 26-24. Man won the first game 19-25.
The Lady Billies beat RCS 8-25 and 11-25.
RCS falls to 0-3 with the loss and will return to action Tuesday night at the old Burch High/Middle School gym in downtown Delbarton against Williamson.