Protocols Don’t Prevent East Hardy From Spacing Out Senior Night Trimatch Wins

Using social distancing, East Hardy Volleyball was able to celebrate senior night and masked up for the trimatch victories over Keyser (25-15 & 25-12) and the Vikings (25-14 & 27-25) in straight sets last Thursday, while Petersburg edged the Golden Tornado (25-21 & 25-15).

The Cougars honored their trio of seniors: SierraMarie Miller, Erin Riggle and Perry Whetzel before the match against Petersburg.

“I’m glad we were able to come out here and get the win tonight. I thought the seniors did a really good job. Any time we can come out and compete and celebrate our seniors is a good day. We are real proud of them,” East Hardy assistant coach Chris Hahn commented.

“We kind of lifted our foot off the gas in the last set, but in our match against Keyser we’re doing the things we were supposed to do and let up a little bit against Petersburg in the second game. We will work on it and get better to continue to win. This senior group has seen it both, they have seen the good and the bad. Their freshmen year they were part of a really talented crew that went to the second round of the state tournament in Charleston, then we graduated a bunch of kids and they helped to build the program back up as we went through a rough patch there. Last year to see them get the program back to where it belongs and hope to see them continue that this year. They have worked hard to get us back to where we belong and we appreciate it.”

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East Hardy looks to keep the momentum of this winning week into the upcoming road trip that includes ten matches through October 10 starting yesterday against Hampshire, tomorrow at Jefferson with Hedgesville and in Franklin on Friday.