ROCKINGHAM — After opening the season with two losses, Richmond Senior clawed its way back to the .500 mark.
Richmond swept Marlboro County (S.C.) 27-25, 25-14, 25-22 Monday night to win its second straight match and improve to 2-2 on the year.
Both the varsity and junior varsity contests were delayed because Bulldogs arrived nearly 30 minutes after scheduled start time for the JV contest.
“It feels good to come back and be .500 after starting out with two losses,” Richmond coach Shellie Wimpey said. “The girls really seem to enjoy winning now that they have. So hopefully we can keep it up.”
Nile Fisher led the offensive attack for Richmond with seven kills. Doodle Jacobs, Kelsey Mabe and Bre McKinnon each notched three service aces. Davina LeGrande and McKinnon both recorded 16 points off their serve.
Wimpey hopes her team can stretch its winning streak to three and move over the .500 mark for the first time since the 2012 season.
“We played well tonight and kept the momentum up,” she said. “Hopefully we can take that into tomorrow’s game with Anson.”
The Raiders will welcome the Bearcats to Raider Gymnasium at approximately 6 p.m. today. Anson swept Richmond last week 25-12, 25-13, 25-18 in Wadesboro.
Wimpey said after the loss that the Bearcats were a good team, but took advantage of some breaks to pull out the victory.
“They were a strong team and we had an off game,” Wimpey said. “We had to overcome a lot of adversity with calls not going our way and going theirs.”
In Monday’s junior varsity contest, Richmond swept Marlboro in win its second match in a row and improve to 2-1 on the season.
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