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Lady Raiders suffer 3-set loss to Union Pines

CAMERON — The Richmond Senior High School volleyball team wasn’t able to get the job done on the road Tuesday.

Playing at Sandhills Athletic Conference foe Union Pines High School, the Lady Raiders suffered a 3-0 loss. The defeat extended the team’s current skid to three matches.

Set scores were 23-25, 19-25 and 16-25, in what was the second three-set loss to the Lady Vikings this season.

Head coach Ashleigh Larsen noted the same mistakes and inability to get in a rhythm early in the match were what kept the Lady Raiders from earning the victory. 

Richmond (8-11, 4-6 SAC) will look to end its slide with a home match against Lee County High School (7-8, 4-5 SAC) on Thursday.

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It will be senior night for the Lady Raiders, who will recognize their three seniors. The match will also be “pink night” to raise awareness for breast cancer. First serve is set for 6:15 p.m.

JV Lady Raiders also fall Union Pines

Also falling in straight sets was the Richmond junior varsity volleyball team, losing 2-0 to Union Pines. Set scores were 24-26 and 21-15.

The JV Lady Raiders (9-10, 4-6 SAC) will host Lee County on Thursday at 5 p.m.

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Kyle Pillar is a nine-time North Carolina Press Association award-winning sports editor with The Richmond Observer. Follow the sports department on Twitter @ROSports_ for the best in-depth coverage of Richmond County sports.