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Volleyball: Rebels back in action Tuesday

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THA has won 2 of last 3

  • Photo courtesy Thomas Heyward Academy Jana Christian goes for a spike in an early season contest. The Rebels enjoyed a two-game winning streak last week.
  • Photo courtesy Thomas Heyward Academy Thomas Heyward’s volleyball team continues to play well in SCISA action.

It’s been a busy time for Thomas Heyward’s volleyball team and the Rebels appear to be thriving. They began the week winning two of their last three matches.

On Sept. 18, the Rebels beat The Habersham School 3-1 (26-24, 25-23, 25-14, 25-21), led by Bailey Brown’s 22 assists, three aces, two kills and three digs. THA was aided by Jana Christian (nine digs); Emma Richardson (one kill, two aces, 12 digs and a block); Gracie Wade (13 digs); Brooklyn Guardino (four kills, four aces, five digs, a block); Victoria Standard (three assists, two aces); Ivy Bryan (18 kills, two aces, 12 digs, one block); and Chelsea Schroeder (five kills, three aces, two digs).

On Sept. 19, led by Bryan’s 10 kills, five aces and four digs and Christian’s seven kills, four aces and eight digs, the host Rebels beat Hilton Head Prep 3-0.

THA was also paced by Brown (15 assists, two kills, eight aces, two digs); Richardson (one kill); Wade (four digs); Guardino (five kills, four aces, one dig); Standard (17 assists, one ace); and Schroeder (seven kills, one dig).

“The wins against Habersham and Hilton Head came at a time when we needed them the most,” coach Trish Bryan said. “Our girls were starting to get frustrated and those wins really ignited a fire under them.”

Thomas Heyward (3-4) lost 3-2 at Colleton Prep on Thursday (25-21, 16-25, 19-25, 25-21, 8-15).

Bryan had 11 kills, four aces, 15 digs and three assists, and Christian added five kills, two aces and 15 digs. Also leading the Rebels were Richardson (two aces, four digs); Brown (11 assists, three aces, eight digs); Guardino (five kills, an ace and eight digs); and Victoria Standard (eight assists).

Bryan said Wade was injured last week and the team will have to put in extra time at practice to get the rotation working smooth.

“Our veterans are stepping up when needed (Bryan, Richardson, Christian, Standard, Brown) and Chelsea Schroeder has gained a lot of confidence and is doing great things for us,” Bryan said.

Thomas Heyward visits John Paul II on Tuesday and Beaufort Academy on Thursday.

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