Raiders volleyball canceled tonight, team off to 3-0 start

Appomattox County High School Athletic Director Chris Dodge announced that tonight's varsity and JV volleyball home games against Chatham have been canceled due to COVID-19 protocol. The schools are working on a reschedule date. 

Raider volleyball downs Randolph-Henry for 3-0 start

Thus far in the 2021/22 volleyball season, the undefeated Appomattox Raiders (3-0) have had more games canceled because of COVID-related issues than they have actually played. 

On Monday night, the Raiders finally hosted their first home match of the season as they defeated the Randolph-Henry Statesmen 3 sets to 0 (25-16, 25-10, 25-10) in a non-district game.

The Appomattox starting lineup for Monday night’s varsity game consisted of seniors Madison Shirey and Kelsey Hackett, juniors Kaydence Gilbert and Haleigh Tweedy, and sophomores Shannon Coleman and Aubrey Fulcher. 

As is typical in a volleyball contest, various players are rotated in and out of the lineup. But the Raiders struggled early against the Statesmen, falling behind 6-2. The Raiders appeared a bit sluggish and their shots were largely off target, falling either too short or too far.

After head coach Mark Drinkard called his second timeout of the opening set, however, the Raiders came back to life and, with Tweedy serving, came back to take a 16-12 lead. 

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