Volleyball wins against Rock Hill


Photo by Arisha Hirji

Junior Olivia Lowary warms up before the game against Rock Hill. The team will play their first district game on Sept. 10.

The varsity volleyball team won Tuesday’s non-district match against Rock Hill with a score of 3-1.

Hebron scored the first point of the game with junior middle hitter Hannah Redrow’s spike. Rock Hill started out strong on defense, but Hebron had a strong offense throughout the game. Hebron won the first set 25-21. 

“[Yesterday’s game] wasn’t our best showing because as a team I feel like our serve receive could have been stronger,” senior middle hitter Lia Okammor said. “We didn’t have much energy on the court, unlike our past games where we get really excited and into the games.”

By the first timeout of the second set, Rock Hill held a seven point lead, 10-3. Hebron had some unsuccessful attacks as Rock Hill stopped their spikes with fast digs. Throughout the rest of the set, Hebron continued to fall behind Rock Hill as they lost the second set with a lead of 25-19.

“We played [Rock Hill] last year but it was short because of COVID,” Okammor said. “This year they looked [great] and it was good getting a chance to play them again. I thought the defense was strong on their side and they were a good team.”

Hebron started off the third set strong and quickly obtained a six point lead of 7-1. Rock Hill began to advance offensively, but Hebron had a strong defense with Redrow and senior setter Harmony Sample’s attack blocks. Hebron won the third set 25-13.

“Even when we are not performing to the best of our abilities, we are still able to come together and play as a team and have a solid focus on what we need to do throughout the game,” Okammor said. “When we had our timeouts we would come together and focus on what we’ve been doing so far; we [also] focused on our rotation and [what] we should try to do throughout the rest of the game.”

Rock Hill strengthened its defense in the beginning of the last set, but started to trail after Hebron’s quick serves. Rock Hill then closed the gap and tied the score at 11 points, but Hebron soon pulled ahead. After some successful spike attacks, Hebron was in the lead by 21-18. Hebron won the last set of the game 25-22.

“We are all so excited [to start playing district games] next week,” Okammor said. “We have been practicing and working on our defense skills. We also have so much chemistry this year as a team so I’m really looking forward to our next games.”