HCA to host Crusader Classic Varsity Volleyball Tournament 10/21


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Back Row - Special Assistant Rachel Tracy, Head Coach Tyler Rhodes, Aubry McIntyre, Kiara Clark, Alisha Copley, Libby Throckmorton, Lizzy Pierce, Tara Burns, and Brya Labig. Front Row - Kelsie Storer, Lillian Hainline, Lana Hayslip, and Brynli Labig.


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Hillsboro Christian Academy Volleyball continues to build on their successful season. The Varsity team now has a record of 10-4, after starting the season 8-0. “We are in the middle of the toughest stretch of our season, tougher opponents and a lot of games with few practices in between is really going to show us what we are made of as the season comes to a close. We have played every opponent tough this season, and are going to have to find ways to put teams away and finish off the close matches. We are looking forward to hosting our own tournament this week, the competition will be tough but that is what makes the season and the tournaments so fun,” says Coach Tyler Rhodes. In recent weeks, the Crusaders lost to the Wilmington Eagles (3-­2) and Ross County Christian Academy (3-­2). Following back to back losses the Crusaders defeated Liberty Bible (3-­1) and Calvary Academy (3-­0).

In two of the most anticipated matches of the season the Crusaders came up short, first against undefeated Cozaddale Baptist (3-­2) and then to Milford Christian on their senior night (3-­1).

TheVarsity Crusaders will host their first ever Varsity Volleyball Tournament this weekend, Saturday, October 21st. The HCA Crusader Classic will be played in the Hillsboro Christian Academy Gymnasium starting at 9:00 AM, with the Championship match scheduled for 6:00 PM.

The schools participating are; HCA, Emmanuel Baptist, Wilmington Eagles, Cozaddale Baptist, Germantown Christian and The Calvary Academy. The tournament is double elimination and matches will be played in a best 2 out of 3 format.

Rhodes said, “We are looking forward to the opportunity to play in and host our own tournament and compete against some really good teams that we have faced this season. It should be a fun-­filled day of volleyball.”

Over the past weekend the Junior Varsity Crusaders placed in Third Place at the Emmanuel Baptist Classic. After receiving a first-­round bye, the Crusaders defeated Liberty Bible (2-­0) before falling to Cozaddale Baptist (2-­0) and Germantown Christian (2-­0).

Tara Burns and Lizzy Pierce were named to the All-­Tournament Team. Rhodes said, “We did not play as well

as we had hoped, but we still came out with third place, this group is young and has a bright future.”

In regular season action the Crusaders fell to RCCA, Wilmington, and Milford and picked up a win over

Liberty Bible, giving them a record of 6-­7 so far this season.

The Crusaders have two and half weeks left in their season. They will travel to face Fayette

Christian on 10/23. They will host RCCA on 10/24 for Senior Night, and wrap up their season on

the road at Cozaddale on 10/30.

Tyler Rhodes is the volleyball coach at Hillsboro Christian Academy.

Back Row – Special Assistant Rachel Tracy, Head Coach Tyler Rhodes, Aubry McIntyre, Kiara Clark, Alisha Copley, Libby Throckmorton, Lizzy Pierce, Tara Burns, and Brya Labig. Front Row – Kelsie Storer, Lillian Hainline, Lana Hayslip, and Brynli Labig.
http://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2017/10/web1_HCA-JV-Volleyball.jpgBack Row – Special Assistant Rachel Tracy, Head Coach Tyler Rhodes, Aubry McIntyre, Kiara Clark, Alisha Copley, Libby Throckmorton, Lizzy Pierce, Tara Burns, and Brya Labig. Front Row – Kelsie Storer, Lillian Hainline, Lana Hayslip, and Brynli Labig. Submitted photo

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