Lady Eagles have tough start

Senior Gracie Atkerson (10) sets up an attack in Monday’s season opener against Ben Lippen.

WINNSBORO – The Richard Winn Eagles took on their first major test in just their first regular season game when they hosted the Ben Lippen Falcons. RWA went 2-1 in the Newberry Jamboree preseason tournament but Ben-Lippen got the best of them in regular season opener. Ben-Lippen held a firm grasp over most of the match, and glided to a 3-0 straight set victory.

The Falcons handled business in the first set 25-7, 25-11 in the second set and iced off the match with a 25-13 advantage in the final set.

The Lady Eagles need to quickly regroup for Tuesday’s matchup against a tough Wardlaw Academy team in Johnston, but again came up short with a 3-0 loss. The Patriots took game one 25-7. The Lady Eagles made sets two and three a little tougher for the Patriots, finishing 25-15 and 25-17.

The Lady Eagles were slated to match up with region opponent Anderson Christian Aug. 31, but that game has been rescheduled for a later date. They will have almost two weeks off of game-action to regroup before traveling to Laurens Academy for a region matchup. Laurens will look to begin their road to a second-consecutive region title in the Sept. 4 game.

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