Cosby too much to handle for streaky Cavs


Thomas Jackson

Clover Hill squad celebrates a successful kill against the Cosby Titans.

Cabot Butts, Editor

The Cavalier girls volleyball team lost a competitive match against rival Cosby in three sets. The Cavaliers played their third home game in as many days, losing all three of those matches. 

Last night, students showed out in patriotic t-shirts, hats and flags for USA night in support of their team. After each and every Cavalier point, there was a roar in the crowd from the Clover Hill student section, led by SCA President Jaden Kline. 

“The energy tonight was unmatched from the students who came out to support our lady’s volleyball team,” Kline said

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Knowing that this was a rivalry game, Kline worked very hard to put together a strong student section for the game.

“We knew it would be a tough match against [a] rival and it showed in the way our students and fans rallied [around] the team,” Kline said. “The shouting, cheering, [chanting], and enthusiasm was amazing to see from everyone who attended. Though it wasn’t the outcome we were looking for, it was a great chance for everyone to come together and support the Cavs!”

Kline says that organizing student sections for upcoming games beyond just football is part of his plans. He believes that the Clover Hill sports teams put in too much work to be overlooked by the student body. 

“We’re most definitely going to get the students back out for more events like this,” Kline said. “Not only girls volleyball, but [we will] also promote our field hockey and boys volleyball teams more as they deserve our support for all the hard work they put in.”

While the final score of the match was in favor of the Titans, the game was actually very tight through most of the action. 

The first set saw back-and-forth play that ended with Cosby taking the win by a score of 25 to 21. The same competitive level of play, if not more, came in the next set, as the Cavs quickly took a five to one lead early before the Titans came back and tied the score en route to a 25 to 23 win. 

By the third set, it became clear that, after playing three games in three days this week, fatigue had started to set in; the Cavs were unable to get anything started, dropping the set by a score of 25 to seven. 

With that defeat, the Cavaliers dropped to four and five on the season, currently facing a three game skid. The Green and Gold will look to regroup themselves and regenerate their energy after playing a tough stretch of games against solid programs in Powhatan, Midlothian and Cosby.

After the game, senior Izzy Carter said that fatigue from the increased workload throughout the week likely contributed to sloppy play towards the end of the third set.

“We’ve never been tested like that,” Carter said. “Moving forward we will work on our endurance and stamina so that we’ll be ready for anything that comes our way in the future.”

Senior captain Reagan Kruger was named the Cavalier Chronicle Player of the Game, as she was able to contribute four kills and one ace in the match. More importantly, however, was Kruger’s work on the defensive end, which saw her dig multiple Cosby kill attempts over the three sets. In addition, freshman Chasya Deliazard was important on the defensive side, producing four blocks in the match.

With the defeat to Cosby now in the books, the Cavs will look ahead to their next game, which will take place on Thursday, Sept. 29 at Huguenot (0-3). The game is scheduled for 6 p.m.