The James River girls will have three volleyball matches in as many days this week as they try to gather momentum for the coming post-season.
The Knights were scheduled to play at Alleghany on Tuesday. Tonight they’ll host Radford in a match that was rescheduled from last week due to the death of a River student, and on Thursday Floyd County comes to town for the third Three Rivers District match of the week.
The girls are 3-7 on the season after losing to a strong Carroll County team in Springwood last week. The visiting Cavaliers won 25-12, 25-12 and 25-18.
“This was a tough match for us,” said River coach Davina Copsey. “We played well defensively but we were struggling with players having been sick and the recent school tragedy.”
Jadyn Miller led River in kills with four and she also had two aces. Emma Francis had three kills, Bella Gilliland and Ava Thacker had two each and Ava also had 11 digs. Mary Hoye had 15 digs and a pair of aces, while Kaylyn Bryant had 12 digs.
The Knights will stay busy with three more matches next week, all on the road. On Monday they’re at Stuarts Draft, on Tuesday they go to defending Class 2 state champion Glenvar and on Thursday, October 20, River is at Carroll County.