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R-H girls volleyball downs PE

After two three-match weeks, the Randolph-Henry High School varsity girls volleyball team enjoyed a light schedule last week, posting a 3-1 win over the host Prince Edward County High School Lady Eagles in its lone contest.

“Prince Edward is always a tough place to play, and we had some illnesses added to that,” said Lady Statesmen Head Coach Scott “Shep” Critzer. “So, we were pleased with the ability of the team to execute on the road in that environment.”

The Lady Statesmen jumped out to an early lead in the match, taking the first set 25-19 behind three of Jakya Pettus’ team-high seven kills. Prince Edward evened things up in the second with a 25-15 win, but Randolph-Henry regained the momentum in the third. The team used a solid attack paced by three Anna Pascuita kills and nine digs from Annie Sandridge to regain the lead with a 25-19 win.

Both teams played even in the fourth game. Highlighted by four aces from Kimmi Horsfall and two of Hannah Pascuita’s four aces, though, Randolph-Henry found itself up 25-24 before Kierra Jones picked up a block kill to close out the match with the 26-24 win.

Randolph-Henry hosted Buckingham for Senior Night on Tuesday and will close out the regular season at Nottoway High School Thursday at 7 p.m. before starting the Conference 34 tournament on Nov. 1.