Volleyball teams open promising season


The Switzerland County varsity and junior varsity volleyball teams have opened their seasons during the past week; and look to build toward a successful campaign with some promising early results.

– On Thursday, August 16th, both teams lost their first matches of the season to Oldenburg Academy.

In the varsity games, the Lady Pacers lost by scores of 12-25, 15-25, 20-25.

The jayvee team fell by scores of 17-25, 20-25.

– On Saturday, the junior varsity team hosted a tournament, and won two of its three matches.

In the opening round, the Lady Pacers lost to Milan by scores of 20-25, 10-25.

In the next match, Switzerland County got its first win of the season with a 25-19, 25-24 victory over Rising Sun.

The day’s second win came in the third round against Jac-Cen-Del, when Switzerland County won by scores of 25-14, 16-25, 15-12.

– On Tuesday night Switzerland County played its first home regular season matches of the year, hosting South Ripley.

In the varsity contest, the Lady Pacers started off strong, winning the first two sets by scores of 25-21, 25-15. Switzerland County couldn’t hold on, however, as South Ripley came back to win the final three sets of the best-of-five match by scores of 19-25, 22-25, and 13-15.

The jayvee team also looked strong, winning its first set by a score of 25-22; but they then dropped the final two sets of the best-of-three format by scores of 22-25, 10-15.

The Lady Pacers are at home tonight (Thursday) when they play Madison Shawe.

Switzerland County athletic director David Todd has announced that the match will begin at 6 p.m., but that the varsity match will be played first and then the junior varsity contest.

This is because Madison Shawe has a low number of volleyball players, and may not be able to play a full jayvee match depending on how many sets the varsity match goes.