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Lady Eagles open with road win

August 21, 2013

FORT WAYNE — Columbia City’s girls volleyball team opened its season on the road at Fort Wayne North Side and Head Coach Trish Hinen was hoping to start the season with a three-game sweep.

Unfortunately for the Lady Eagles, a slow start in the opening game cost them the sweep Hinen was hoping for, but solid and consistent play throughout the night allowed Columbia City to leave Allen County with a win.

After dropping the initial contest 25-15, the Eagles turned the match around, winning the next three 27-25, 25-17 and 25-16.

“Maybe it was first-game jitters, but once we got in sync and made some adjustments we played pretty well,” said Hinen.

In the first game, Columbia City quickly fell behind 5-1 but clawed its way back to even the score at 10 apiece. However, the Lady Eagles could never get over the hump for the lead.

In the second matchup, the Lady Eagles took control to lead 7-1 in the early going, but the Redskins wouldn’t go away.

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