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Highland Christian spikers fall to Grace Academy

Highland Christian’s girls volleyball Head Coach Hannah Gould talks to her players during the Oct. 22 match against Grace Academy. - Kirk Boxleitner
Highland Christian’s girls volleyball Head Coach Hannah Gould talks to her players during the Oct. 22 match against Grace Academy.
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ARLINGTON — The Highland Christian girls volleyball team hosted Grace Academy, Oct. 22, and fell to the Eagles 3-0.

“The game we played on Tuesday was a really good fight,” said Highland Christian Head Coach Hannah Gould. “We always seem to play well against Grace because they push us to play harder. Our girls fought hard, and made some really good plays, but Grace has improved so much as well, so it was equal improvement on both sides, and they were able to overcome us.”

The Oct. 22 game was not only the final game of the regular season, it was also Senior Night.

“Brooke Hernandez is one of our senior captains, and she has been an outstanding player,” said Gould. “I actually played with her when I played volleyball. In 2012, I was a senior captain and it was her first year playing volleyball. It is really neat for me to see how she has improved and become an amazing volleyball player.”

Gould also praised the team’s other senior captain, Lyndsay Crawford.

“She is brand new to the sport, just joining us to play this year,” said Gould. “She has been a leader on this team, and has played very well for us.”

Other than the two seniors, Gould said her team is relatively young and new to the sport.

“We have three or four girls who have played a little volleyball, everyone else is new,” Gould said. “It’s a very new and young team, but they have learned and improved so much just in the short amount of time they have played.”

Gould said her team is looking forward to moving on to the playoffs, which start Oct. 31.

“This is the first year we have gone to the playoffs in a while” Gould said. “It’s been a long dry spell for us, so this is going to be a huge highlight for our seniors, especially for Brooke, because she loves and cares so much about this sport.”

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