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Sunday, April 14, 2024

Charleston Wins Hard-Fought Volleyball Match at Lavaca


Any time Charleston and Lavaca get together, there is always going to be a good contest. The short distance between the locations of both campuses have added to the rivalry history between Charleston and Lavaca. Last year, a very talented senior Charleston team struggled twice with a Lavaca team that played hard in both matches. Last evening’s match was no different, and the Lady Tigers were once again able to prevail over a determined group of Lady Golden Arrows.

(Resident Press Photo / Ronni Tate Young)

After losing at Paris last week in their first game of the season, the Lady Tigers faced the challenge of regrouping and getting ready to play on the road again against Lavaca. Charleston won the match 3-2 by winning the fifth and deciding set 15-8. The Lady Tigers fell behind early by losing the first set 25-15. Charleston evened the match by winning the second set 25-22, only to see Lavaca bounce back and win the third set 25-16. The Lady Tigers forced a fifth and deciding set by winning the fourth 25-15. When it was all over, Charleston left town with a hard fought win that improved their overall record to 2-1.

The Lady Tigers have very little time to enjoy the win as they will again go on the road today at West Fork to play the Lady Tigers. The first match in West Fork is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. Please remember that AAA and Arkansas Department of Health regulations will be in effect for everyone in attendance. Seventh grade, junior “A” and junior “B” games, as well as a varsity match will be played.

Stay with Resident Press all season as we follow the Lady Tigers and their quest to return to the Arkansas state high school volleyball tournament. Don’t forget your masks and drive carefully today on your way to West Fork!

(Resident Press Photo / Ronni Tate Young)
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