The Madison County volley Raiders were on the road once again on Thursday night.
This time, the location was Mount Airy and the home of another squad of Raiders. Madison County’s varsity opened play on Thursday night with a 2-0 win over Shiloh by scores of 25-21 and 25-19, but were handed their seventh loss of the season in the nightcap losing to the host Habersham Raiders 0-2 (8-25, 16-25).
In the opening set against Shiloh, the Raiders opened a 14-8 lead but had to hold off Shiloh to take the 25-21 win. In the second set, Madison County never trailed and ended up winning the set 25-19 to take the overall match. Habersham’s 9-2 squad swept the Raiders in the late action 25-8 and 25-16 to take the match 2-0.
The junior varsity Raiders breezed past Shiloh 2-0 winning the first set 25-11 and second set by a 25-16 score. Madison County opened a 10-2 lead in the second set to pave the way to the match win. Habersham Central’s JV squad opened a 20-9 lead before fighting off a Raider rally to earn the 25-12 win in the first set. Madison County bounced back to edge Habersham in the second set 25-23 to force a final deciding set. Habersham then picked up the match win by defeating the Raiders 25-10 in the third set.
Madison County’s varsity volleyball Raiders traveled to Covington Tuesday night to face Eastside and Walnut Grove in region matches.
Madison County dropped the opening match to Walnut Grove 0-2 (19-25, 17-25) but rebounded to defeat a winless Eastside team 2-0 (25-23,25-23).
The varsity Raiders are 6-8 overall and 1-2 in region play.
The junior varsity girls also lost to Walnut Grove 0-2 (14-25, 18-25) and bounced back to defeat host Eastside 2-0 (25-20, 25-15). The junior varsity Raiders are 5-6.
Madison County will travel to Gainesville Thursday night to face West Hall and Cedar Shoals beginning at 6 p.m. The volley Raiders will return home Sept. 17 versus Johnson of Gainesville and Walnut Grove at 5 p.m.
The junior varsity Raiders will also play this Saturday in Watkinsville in the Oconee County play-in tournament at 10:30 am.