Essex wins regular season title

In JV Volleyball action, Essex won the regular season district title after defeating Rappahannock 2-1.

On Oct. 25, both teams tied in the district with an 8-1 record.

Rappahannock was last year’s district regular season champion.

Front row- Nicole Kelley, Brionna Coleman, Kallie Carson, and Taylor Brooks Back row- Alexis Packett, Britney Owens, Kayla Fones, Arleigh Wood, and Coach Stevens.

On Oct. 25, both teams came in tied in the district with an 8-1 record. Rappahannock was last year’s district regular season champions.

Essex JV coach Renee Stevens said this is her first regular season championship in her three years coaching.

“It feels awesome. I’ve never been here before, it’s a new experience and the team is great,” said Stevens. “We’re both competitive [Rappahannock and Essex]. There was a lot of volleying going on, so it took a long time to get through the game because both teams are so competitive and talented.”

Rappahannock coach Logan Spruill said after her first season she was pleased with her girls play especially after a lot of them were playing for the first time.

“We did all we could do and hopefully we’ll get them next year,” said Spruill. “I’m sad to see some of girls leaving for the varsity…this year we had a lot tryout and hopefully we’ll have just as good as a turnout next year.”

The team finished with overall record of 13-2, the only two losses came from Essex. The Lady Trojans concluded the season with an overall record of 15-2, 9-1 in the district.

Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 11:59 pm