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Slow start results in loss for Lady Raiders

ROSports File Photo: The Lady Raider volleyball team lost 3-0 on Thursday. (Kyle Pillar, sports editor)

ASHEBORO — For the first time this season, the Richmond Senior High School volleyball team wasn’t able to win a set on Thursday.

On the road at Uwharrie Charter Academy, the Lady Raiders lost the non-conference meeting 3-0.

Richmond was outscored by set tallies of 18-25, 18-25 and 20-25.

Head coach Ashleigh Larsen noted that a lack of consistency and a slow start hindered the Lady Raiders.

“We just could not get things rolling. Not much went in our favor in the first set,” Larsen said.

“Our passes were all over the place, which caused us not to be able to get the offense rolling. Uwharrie made some smart plays and capitalized on our mistakes.”

With the second week of play in the books for the Lady Raiders (2-3), they’ll return to the court on Monday for the first of three matches next week.

Richmond will travel to non-conference Forest Hills High School (0-7) and play at 6 p.m. before opening Sandhills Athletic Conference play on Tuesday and Thursday.

JV Lady Raiders edged by Uwharrie Charter

The Richmond junior varsity volleyball team saw its three-match winning streak come to an end on Thursday.


Also playing on the road at Uwharrie Charter, the JV Lady Raiders came up short 2-1 in a close contest. Set scores were 23-25, 25-22 and 8-15.

“I put new lineups in today and the girls adjusted well,” head coach Melissa Dennis said. “I was very proud of that. We had some communication errors on defense during the first game, but we fixed them going forward. 

“During the third game, we missed a few key serves and didn’t take advantage in certain situations.”

The JV Lady Raiders (3-2) will play at Forest Hills on Monday. First serve is set for 5 p.m.

Sports editor’s note: No statistics were available at the time of publication. Game information provided by Ashleigh Larsen, Melissa Dennis and Deon Cranford.

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Kyle Pillar is a 16-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.