RW Volleyball wraps up season

WINNSBORO – Despite an early-season win over King Academy, Richard Winn volleyball fell to the Knights two times last week.

First, the Eagles traveled to Batesburg on Thursday for their final regular-season match. King took the first set 25-18 and the second set by a decisive 25-margin.

The Eagles found momentum in game three and took a 21-19 lead under the service of junior Sydney Boulware. Taylor Spires served the remainder of the match as the Richard Winn took the third set 25-19 to put the Eagles down 2-1 in the match.

Looking to even the match at two wins apiece, Richard Winn stayed even with King early in the fourth set. The Knights pulled away at 16-13, but sophomore Mikaela Miller’s service brought the Eagles back within one. King held on to the lead to pull away with a 25-19 win to seal up the 3-1 victory over Richard Winn.

The loss put the Eagles at fifth in the region and pitted them against King again in the SCISA 1A-I region tournament in Winnsboro on Saturday. The Eagles entered the single-elimination tournament looking to win out for chance at a playoff berth.

Richard Winn took an early 11-7 lead over King, a four seed, in the first set under the service of Miller. The Eagles extended the lead 19-12 with Meredith Pope behind the service line and looked to have the upper hand as they took the first set 25-19.

King took an early 4-3 lead in their first possession of the second set and never relinquished. Richard Winn kept the score close through most of the set, closing in at 17-15, but the Knights pulled away for a 25-20 win to even the match at one set apiece.

The third set was the deciding factor. Richard Winn went up 3-1 after two services, but King ran away with the lead on a 12-0 run with their second service. The Eagles bowed out of the tournament with a 15-5 loss.

The Eagles wrapped up the season with a 6 -10 record. Senior Riley Simpson and junior Sydney Boulware were named to the All Region team.

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