The George Rogers Clark volleyball team opened its season Thursday with a 3-0 loss at Anderson¿County.
The Lady Cardinals lost the first two games 27-25 and suffered a 25-23 setback in the final set.
“I’m very proud, and it was a great night of volleyball,” Clark coach Robyn Curry said. “They are a great team and we never quit. It was great to see us come out early in the season and our first day of school and play that hard and determined. Each game came down to the wire and could of gone either way. It really helps us see what we must improve on and how much more stamina we need for the new three out of five game matches. It was great to see my young inexperienced players step it up tonight and focus and play hard as a team.”
Sandra Skinner paced the team with seven kills, followed by Kyndal Cury with six. Maddie Hamlin and Sydney Wright added four kills each.
Curry and Wright recorded three aces each, followed by Carrie Irvin with two and Hamlin and Lucy Steele with one each. Skinner, also a standout on the girls basketball team, had a team-high five blocks, followed by Darion Marzetti and Hamlin with one each.
Irvin led Clark with 20 set assists. Amy Kao recorded 21 passes, with three errors and 29 digs and three errors. Veronica Worsham had five passes and 11 digs and six total errors, Curry had 24 digs and four errors and Kaylee Raymer added five digs, with one error.
The freshman team lost, while the junior varsity team won in two matches.
Next game: Tuesday at Madison Southern, 7:30 p.m.
The George Rogers Clark girls golf team split a pair of matches this week to open the season.
On Monday, the Lady¿Cardinals lost to Madison¿Central 202-205. Caroline Browning paced Clark with a 50, followed by Taylor Ritchie and Hannah Ritchie each with a 51. Jordan Jacobsen scored a 53 and Allison Ratliff carded a 65.
In other scores not counted in the final tally, Taylor Humphrey had a 53, Casey Pasley and Anna Omohundro each had a 55, followed by Katie Franklin with a 55 and Ashley Richmond with a 75.
Clark notched its first victory of the year with a 188-223 win over Montgomery County Tuesday in Mount Sterling.
Taylor Ritchie fired a 41, followed by Browning with a 46. Hannah Ritchie had a 49, Humphrey recorded a 52 and Jacobsen had a 56.
In other scores by Clark, Pasley had a 55, Omohundro shot a 62, Franklin shot a 53, Haleigh Snapp fired a 47, Ratliff had a 62 and Richmond recorded a 66.
Next match: Saturday, at Scott County Invitational.