Lady Pirates dominate Faulkner University

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Tinnia Monroe

Published: Wednesday, October 8, 2008

During the second conference match-up of the season, the PJC volleyball team dominated on Sept. 25 against opponent Faulkner University.

The Lady Pirates played with ease and showed their skills throughout the match. PJC was on top the majority of the game. The Pirates won the match 3-0 in three quick games.

“Because of the tight Gulf Coast 3-2 win, I was a little concerned, but I’m not anymore. I am very excited about how they go about their business in everyday practice,” said Pete Pena, head coach. “It’s good for a team full of freshman having only 3 sophomores. It just says a lot about them. I am very proud of them.”

During the first game, PJC started off on the right track by immediately scoring points. The Lady Pirates kept the lead for the entire game and eventually won with a score of 25-16.

In the second game of the match, the score was more astonishing than the first game with the Lady Pirates having an impeccable 15-3 lead by the middle of the game. At that point, Faulkner could not manage to come back; and PJC won again with a 14-point lead, ending the 2nd game of the match at 25-11.

By the third game, PJC was on top with two wins and only needed one more to take the victory for the entire match. Everyone in the crowd and on the benches anticipated the next game to see what would happen.

However, Faulkner came back hard in the 3rd game. They started off the game with a 1-0 lead and kept the score very close for the majority of the game; but the lead rapidly was regained by the Lady Pirates. Lady Pirates Jessica Long’s and Dayne Ramsey’s power killed back to back, and there was no doubt that the Pirates would stay ahead of the game.

As Faulkner began to score, PJC’s Haley Forrester and Kali Pringle played excellent defense by double-blocking left and right, and the Lady Pirates took over the game by storm.

At the end of the game, PJC won 25-16 and took the win for the entire match of three consecutive, short games, giving the Lady Pirates a dominant victory.