Lady Cards Beat Gravette 3-1

Washington County Enterprise-Leader - - SPORTS - By Mike Eck­els and Mark Humphrey

FARM­ING­TON — Rogers High de­feated Farm­ing­ton 3-0 in a non­con­fer­ence volleyball match Aug. 22 on the Lady Moun­ties’ home court at King Arena. Rogers was too much for a shorter Farm­ing­ton squad that grad­u­ated sev­eral starters and the ma­jor­ity of play­ers from their 2016 ro­ta­tion. The fi­nal score in the sea­sonopener for both teams was 25-17, 25-14, 25-21.

The Lady Car­di­nals trav­eled to Gravette for the sec­ond match of the week Aug. 24. This was one of the most in­tense and evenly matched con­tests thus far as both Gravette and Farm­ing­ton can play volleyball. For two hours, the match went back and forth as the two teams set up long ral­lies, some­times last­ing well over a minute be­fore a men­tal er­ror or mis­step al­lowed the ball to touch the court for a point. The Lady Car­di­nals even­tu­ally won the match with three sets, 25-18, 25-18, 25-20 to Gravette’s one 25-21.

In the Gravette-Farm­ing­ton ju­nior var­sity match, the Lady Car­di­nals took set one 25-23 with the Lady Lions tak­ing set two 30-28 send­ing the gam­ing into third set tie breaker. Farm­ing­ton pre­vailed tak­ing that set 15-8 and the match 2-1.

The Farm­ing­ton var­sity com­peted in the Alma In­vi­ta­tional tour­na­ment Aug. 26 and lost to Paris, 2-0. The scores were 25-12 and 25-15.

MIKE ECK­ELS NWA ME­DIA

Farm­ing­ton sopho­more Madison Holi­man dis­rupts a hit by Gravette’s Ha­ley Daw­son dur­ing the fourth set of the Aug. 24 Farm­ing­ton-Gravette se­nior girls volleyball match in the new gym at Gravette High School. Farm­ing­ton won 25-18, 21-25, 25-18, 25-20.

MIKE ECK­ELS NWA ME­DIA

Farm­ing­ton ju­nior El­iza Ball passes the ball to one of her Lady Car­di­nal team­mates dur­ing the match.

MIKE ECK­ELS NWA ME­DIA

Farm­ing­ton se­nior Kay­dyn Truitt in­ter­cepts a bad pass near the end of the net dur­ing the match.

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