Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Strasburg-Rapp Volleyball : The College Years / Guy returns for BC







Sorry about the Saved By the Bell reference but one of the more enjoyable events I have covered over the years is Volleyball matches between Rappahannock County and Strasburg.

The Panthers and the Rams have played some intense matches and the atmosphere in the gyms have been amazing. Three of the former athletes that participated in the rivalry were on the court at Nininger Hall Wednesday night when Lynchburg College played Bridgewater College. Elena Kritter, Bethany Doman and Katie Baker all made the trip to the Final Four in Richmond back in 2007 and it was fun to watch them compete against each other one more time.

Just as it was back in 2007 Kritter (RAPP) was on one side of the net while Doman and Baker (Strasburg) were on the other. The parents of all three were at Bridgewater as were Mr. & Mrs. Guy from Wilson Memorial. Not only was it pleasant to see everyone again but the level of play in the gym was pretty impressive.

Lynchburg trailed 2-0 before rallying back to capture the final three games. How even was the match? The final total in points was 103-103 and game five went to the Hornets by a score of 16-14. Great folks to visit with and great VB to watch, could you ask for anything more?
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During the fourth game a familiar face removed her warm-up jacket and began to loosen up on the sideline. Junior Candice Guy took her place on the court moments later and showed off her left handed Kill stroke almost immediately much to the delight of the BC crowd.
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Rapp will travel to Strasburg Thursday night for round 1 of the Bull Run showdown...



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