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Strong start for Lady Mustangs
South Effingham sweeps Windsor Forest in volleyball opener
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SEHS senior Crissy Ray serves the ball in the Lady Mustangs’ sweep over Windsor Forest. - photo by Photo by Jimmy Currier

SAVANNAH — The South Effingham Lady Mustangs started the volleyball season on a winning note, defeating Windsor Forest 25-21, 25-11 and 25-18.

“It’s always a good thing to start the season off with a win,” South Effingham coach Eric Harris said. “We played well. It was an all-around good game.”

Harris not only saw good play from his six starting seniors but also from his underclassmen.

“In the last game I played every junior we had, and we only had one senior on the court at a time,” he said. “We got a lot younger and they played well. They passed well and I saw a lot of good things for the future.”

The younger girls, however, seemed nervous when they took to the court but once the game got going, they settled into a rhythm.

“They were a little nervous but they all played well, settled down and played to the best of their abilities,” Harris said.

Despite the win, there is still need for improvement.

“We have to work on our communication, passing and limiting free balls,” Harris said. “That’s going to be our big focus for the year and the things we will start with.”

Starting seniors for the Lady Mustangs included libero Dallas Griffin, middle hitters Alyssa Cave and Crissy Ray, setter Tiffany Dean, outside hitter Missy Ray and right side hitter Olivia Meeks. Also seeing playing time were Tiffany Monroe, Halynn Capwell, Amanda Boyett, Brittany Davis, Paige Morgan and Emily Paul.

The Lady Mustangs’ next match is Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Savannah Country Day. South Effingham also will play Effingham County and Glynn Academy.