SCA gets playoff win over GBCA

Published 10:28 pm Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Suffolk Christian Academy’s girls’ volleyball team got a strong win over Great Bridge Christian Academy Monday evening.

SCA got its fourth win of the season as they went on the road and defeated GBCA. It was SCA’s opening win of the tournament they are a part of this week. It was a confidence booster for the Lady Knights who are trying to end their season in the right way.

“As a team, we played really well,” senior Kaitlyn Brittingham said. “There was great communication and positive attitudes.”

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The Lady Knights had some tough games last week to close out the regular season, so to pull off a win Monday night was special.

“I was not sure what to expect, because the girls had a tough end of the regular season,” Lady Knights Coach Scott Cornette said. “The girls could have gotten down on themselves, but they didn’t, and they came out strong. I was proud of what the girls were able to do.”

SCA had actually been looking forward to this matchup with GBCA. They played each other twice during the regular season, with GBCA winning both matches. In the first meeting between the two, they swept SCA, and in the second, SCA was able to win one set.

“We didn’t play well against them the last couple of times,” Cornette said. “We kind of felt like we let those games get away from us, so we were kind of looking forward to the rematch. I was quite pleased with how they responded.”

The Lady Knights were a little nervous at the beginning of the game, but SCA overcame and took the game 3-0. The Lady Knights have made progress over the course of this season. Last season, the team won only one game. This season, they have four wins on top of winning 20 sets so far. The win Monday night was the first tournament win for the school in quite some time.

The Lady Knights will play Thursday again when they take on Beach School in the semi-finals. It will be the third matchup between the two, with SCA losing the previous two.

“We have nothing to lose,” Cornette said. “So, I feel pretty positive about how things can go. I think the girls will feel good about what they have done either way after that game.”