Season starts with win

Lauren Moore delivers a big strike across the net for a kill. The Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) Lady Pirate volleyball team opened the season with a 3-1 victory over the London Lady Pirates Tuesday, Aug. 10 at home. RFHS showcased their new “Golden” home jerseys as well.

The Rockport-Fulton High School (RFHS) Lady Pirate volleyball team took three straight sets after losing set one in a 3-1 comeback victory over the London Lady Pirates Tuesday, Aug. 10 at home.

RFHS starts the 2021 season 1-0.

In the first three sets, London made RFHS earn every point on the defensive end in what was a tight game up to that point.

London, down in the early part of set one, clawed all the way back to take set one 25-18.

RFHS took set two 25-14, but played a tough third set that went down to the wire.

In the end, London’s serve receive game was a weakness RFHS exploited. Lauren Moore forced two straight errors in the last two game points of set three for RFHS to take the set 25-19.

In set four, RFHS finally cracked through London’s defensive shell and ran away with it in set four 25-14.

RFHS Head Volleyball Coach Mark Jeffery was excited with the way his team responded after dropping an early set.

“I think last year we got down 1-0 a couple times and we just never really dug our way out,” said Jeffery. “So for the girls to do that tonight in their first game, I think we’re on the right track.”

RFHS played in their first tournament of the season over the weekend Saturday, Aug. 14 in Aransas Pass. Their next game is 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17 at Tuloso-Midway.

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