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SHS girls win opener

Straughn’s Paige Taylor serves during the junior varsity match Tuesday. | Andrew Garner/Star-News

Straughn’s varsity volleyball team picked up its season-opening win over Red Level Tuesday night.

SHS beat RLS 3-0, winning in the best 3-out-of-5 match 25-9, 25-11, 25-12.

Additionally, the junior varsity team won as well with a 2-0 win. Straughn won 25-21, 25-5.

Megan Johns led Straughn with eight kills, 11 service points and two aces. Crystal Bonds had four kills, and Emily Hammett had seven assists and six service points.

SHS volleyball coach Marc Tracy said the girls picked it up after going through a few first game jitters.

“We started off kind of slow in the first game,” Tracy said. “We might have been a little bit nervous.

“It was good to get the first win out of the way,” he said. “I thought we played very well, especially with it being our first game.”

RLS volleyball coach Sabrina Tolbert said she learned a lot because it was her first match that she’s ever coached.

“The girls played hard,” Tolbert said. “We know the areas we need to work on for the next game.”

Straughn will host Enterprise next Mon., Aug. 29, and will travel to Ashford on Tuesday to play in an area tri-match with the Lady Yellow Jackets and the Headland Lady Rams.

Red Level will host Pleasant Home today at 4 p.m.