COLUMBIA CITY ‚ÄĒ The Columbia City Lady Eagle volleyball team ran ITS record to 2-0 with a straight-set win over a solid Angola Lady Hornet team in Columbia City‚Äôs home opener. The Lady Eagles downed the Hornets 25-18, 25-17, 26-24.
‚ÄúIn our first match, Kalisha (Goree) didn‚Äôt play,‚ÄĚ said Lady Eagle Head Coach Trish Hinen, ‚ÄúAnd we‚Äôre still looking at setters and back row players and trying to get a feel for where we need to be.‚ÄĚ
That feeling out process showed a couple of times during each game as the Lady Eagles were forced to come from behind in each contest.
WARSAW ¬≠‚ÄĒ Size matters. Columbia City Eagle Head Coach Randy Hudgens summed up the opening football game Friday when he said, ‚ÄúOur margin for error is not very big when we play a 6A team.‚ÄĚ
For the Eagles‚Äô errors ‚ÄĒ an interception returned for a touchdown, an 82-yard punt return, a lost onside kick, and another interception deep in their own territory ‚ÄĒ all added up to a 33-14 season-opening loss to the homestanding Warsaw Tigers.
‚ÄúNear-misses on offense and just-misses on defense are not things we can afford to do when we are a smaller-roster 4A school,‚ÄĚ Hudgins said.