No. 5 Ritchie County slayed the No. 4 Lady Yellow Jackets in four sets at the Class A state volleyball quarterfinals held at the Charleston Civic Center last Friday morning: 25-17, 25-12, 20-25, 25-20.
The Lady Rebels advanced to the state semifinals and lost to eventual state champion Wirt County.
Moorefield’s opponent was familiar having lost a tiebreaker in the Ravenswood Rumble championship match against Ritchie County early in the season.
“Any form of victory is a special victory, especially when you get that 8:30 a.m. time slot. We worked hard all week and had a couple morning practices to prepare for getting up. We started quick and Moorefield fought hard to get that victory in the third set. We fell behind in that set and couldn’t come back. Obviously, we are better when we play with a lead,” Ritchie County coach Matt Carpenter noted.
“We’re really excited to get this