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City volleyball remains undefeated

August 28, 2013

GARRETT — Improving to 3-0 on the young season, Columbia City Head Volleyball Coach Trish Hinen is still seeking the right combination.

After defeating Garrett on the road Tuesday evening, Hinen said, “Overall we did a good job. But I’m still trying to find the best team chemistry on the court.”

The Lady Eagles disposed the Railroaders in three games — 25-21, 25-17 and 25-20.

On a very hot night, with no air conditioning in the Garrett gymnasium, Columbia City showed no ill-effects to the stifling heat.

In the first game, both teams played even with the Eagles holding a slight advantage at 10-6 before Garrett came back to tie the score at 12 apiece.

The Whitley County crew managed to pull away and widen its margin to as many as six, forcing a Garrett timeout trailing 23-17.

The Railroaders closed the gap to 24-21 before Columbia City shut the door with the final point.

“Tonight we had a few mental lapses but we were good enough to come back and win,” Hinen said. “We can get by with that now, but not in our future conference games.”

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