On Wednesday, November 8, the second seeded Lady Gryphons (20-1) defeated the seventh seeded Southampton Academy Raiders in the VISAA quarter final round in the Workman Field House on the campus of New Covenant Schools. The match went down in three straight sets, marking a school record – the Lady Gryphons did not lose a set at home the entire season. Moreover, in 20 matches, they were undefeated for 57 out 60 sets. No New Covenant team has come close to that run.
The team will travel on Thursday, Nov 9 to Suffolk to face local rival third seed, Timberlake Christian Schools of Lynchburg on Friday morning at 10 a.m. At their meeting in the regular season the Grpyhons defeated the Tornadoes, but the girls aren’t taking anything for granted. An early departure and plenty of rest will be needed for steady nerves and on-point hitting.
A spirit bus with students will follow on Saturday morning if the team makes the final round. Go Lady Gryphons!