Volleyball falls to Steele


Photo By: Maci Boone

Juniors Cirila Pettit, Alania Afalava, and Alexis Walker set up and wait to block the ball from Steele. The Lady Rockets fell to the Knights, 0-3.

On Friday, November 6, 2020, the Lady Rockets volleyball team (0-14) faced the Steele Nights (10-6) in a district game.

The first set began with Steele gaining the advantage by scoring the first point of the night. Shortly after, the Rockets fell behind 2-6 because of a spike out of bounds. Junior Abcde Sutton made a kill followed by more points, setting the score to 6-10. The Rockets fell farther behind again until sophomore Olivia Rubio made a kill, making the score 7-15. The Rockets followed with more points and a kill by senior Tatyana Gladden. However, Steele’s defense was too strong and kept scoring until the first set was won by the Knights 25-13. 

The second set started with Steele taking the lead 3-0. After several mistakes, the Rockets managed to gain a few points. However, Steele kept their defense tight and took the advantage, making the score 12-6. But, the Knights played harder, leaving the Rockets 21-12. The second set ended with Steele winning 25-12.

The set started with a tie 1-1 until Steele took the lead 6-2. The Knights kept their defense tight and scored continuously. However, the Rockets managed to push through, making their comeback with one point behind totaling the score 13-14. Both teams battled to put points on the board. However, the Knights began taking the lead at 14-18. The Rockets played hard, but the Knights pushed through, winning the third set 25-16.

The Lady Rockets (0-15) will face the Wagener Thunderbirds (5-8) on November 10, 2020, at Wagner to end their season.