Richmond falls in 5
by By Shawn Stinson
MT. GILEAD — After dropping its first three matches of the season, the Richmond Senior volleyball squad was moments away from winning its second in a row.
Richmond jumped out to a 2-1 lead before West Montgomery rallied to win the final two sets to pull out a 22-25, 25-22, 22-25, 25-16 and 15-11 victory Thursday night.
“We played really well, but in the fourth game our momentum went away,” Richmond coach Shellie Wimpey said. “In the fourth game we got ourselves into some situations we couldn’t get out of and we started out slow in the fifth.”
The loss drops the Raiders to 1-4 on the season.
“They were a good team,” Wimpey said of West Montgomery. “It was good competition for us.”
Richmond will return to action 6 p.m. Wednesday at Jack Britt before heading to Hoke County 6 p.m. Thursday in its Southeastern Conference opener.
Calhoun, defense lead JV team
ROCKINGHAM — Tyler Calhoun set the tone for the Richmond junior varsity football team Thursday night.
Calhoun sprinted 65 yards for a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage as Richmond blanked Hoggard 53-0.
“That was big, we come out and Tyler scores on that big run ,” Richmond JV coach Jason Norton said. “Then the defense gets a pick-6 and we are up 14-0. And we have just run one play.”
Norton was referring to Daryus Skinner’s 65-yard interception return for a touchdown on the Vikings’ next possession. The Raiders had two defensive scores in the contest. Jaelin Beugre had a 14-yard interception return for a score in the second quarter.
“The kids played with more effort tonight in all three phases,” Norton said. “This is what happens when you practice hard and listen to what the coaches tell you to do.”
Richmond will not return to action until 7 p.m. Sept. 12 when it travels to Jack Britt.
— Sports editor Shawn Stinson can be reached at 910-997-3111, ext. 14, or by email at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @scgolfer.
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