The Pirate Volleyball team started the season with a pair of 3-0 losses to Patrick Henry and Wayne Trace and planned to change that course during a tri match at Miller City. In the first match against Upper Scioto Valley (2-2) the Pirates (0-4) went down 25-18, 25-15.
In the second match, the host Wildcats (1-3) jumped out to a 6-3 lead only to see the Pirates battle back to make it 14-13. The Wildcats then scored 11 of the next 15 points for a 25-17 first match win. In the second match Continental jumped out to a 4-0 lead only to see Miller City tie it up 4-4. The Pirates again opened up a 17-12 lead only to see the Wildcats come back at tie it at 21. The Pirates put the match away by scoring the last 4 points. In the tiebreaking match, Miller City scored the first 4 points and kept up that momentum as they finished with a 25-12. In summary a Wildcat win 25-17, 21-25, 25-12.
The Pirate Junior Varsity met a similar fate losing to the Rams 2-0 and the Wildcats 2-1.
The Pirate Spikers are at Lincolnview on Monday for a 5:30 start.
–Photos by Kelly Sarka
–Story by Mike Jones