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Lady Rebels earn their first victory of season
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Effingham County’s volleyball team celebrates after a point in its victory over Swainsboro on Tuesday. - photo by Photo by Jimmy Currier

Effingham County won its first volleyball match of the season Tuesday, defeating Toombs County 26-24, 20-25, 25-22.

“It feels pretty good to get the first win of the season,” first-year head coach Mike Baczynski said. “The girls worked hard and I’m pleased, but we still have some areas to work on, particularly our passing.”

Alyssa McBryde made 11 digs in the win. Heather Smith scored five aces and Kemmer Mingis had four kills.
Effingham followed its first win with an encore, later sweeping Swainsboro 25-17, 25-23.

Senior Macy Bragg served five aces in the match. Haley Hall had three kills and two aces.

“I am stoked about our first win,” she said. “I’m very excited and am glad we could pull through.”

Bragg said the team is working a lot better as a team, but still working out some kinks.

“We’re getting people in the right positions,” she said. “We’re starting to discover who can play where and that’s really going to help us.”

In the first game against Swainsboro, Effingham ended the game on a 14-4 run. In the second game, Effingham scored four straight points to win the game.