Sunday, September 23, 2018
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Eagle girls start the season with perfect record

Brady beats Maxwell, Hyannis.

Two road trips, six games, two matches and a flawless record.

“So far, so good,” said Brady volleyball coach Lynne Johnson.

The Eagle girls got the season off to a superb start with straight-set wins at both Maxwell and Hyannis last week.

It’s exactly how Johnson hoped to begin the follow-up to last year’s 21-9 season.

“I like the fact that we’re so well balanced,” she said. “If one person is not having an on game, we’re not left stranded.”

The girls also proved they know the true meaning of teamwork.

“Teamwork is huge in the game of volleyball and right now we’re all in that mode,” Johnson said.

The Eagles blew past Maxwell on Thursday 25-15, 25-15, 25-23 not really being tested until the last set.

At Hyannis on Friday, the Longhorns pushed Brady’s patience but the Eagles prevailed 25-16, 25-17, 25-10.

In the first set, Hyannis battled with tough defense until the game was tied 14-14.

“The girls showed some maturity,” Johnson said. “We figured out how to beat the defense.”

After the tie, senior Shaunna Scarrow served 10 straight points to boost the Eagles.

Sophomore Megan Polt put a string of 16 serves together in the third set.

Johnson said the Eagles have their work cut out for them this week. After hosting Stapleton/McPherson County and Paxton Tuesday night, Brady (2-0) travels to the Seven Valleys Tournament in Callaway Saturday where they will face Mullen (1-1) in the first round.

“We need to work on getting stronger mentally,” Johnson said, “and we’re just going to take one game at a time.”

The Eagles play at the community center in Callaway at 10:30 a.m. The tournament championship will be played at the high school following the semi-final games at approximately 2 p.m.