Bellaire swept the visiting Harrison Central in straight sets 25-15, 25-18 and 25-17 to earn its first win of the season.
"Both of these teams are young and both are rebuilding," said Big Reds' veteran head coach Kaye Sechrest. "We have one senior and they have two, so both teams are a work in progress."
"We are getting there," Sechrest added. "Only time will tell."
Bellaire’s Cari Crozier splits Huskies’ defenders Lesley Decker (5) and Marissa Bennett (21) with a spike as the Big Reds picked up their first win of the season in 3 straight sets. Additional images can be found at cu.timesleader-online.com
Harrison Central head coach Amy Ferri-McAfee said that in addition to a youthful squad the injury bug has plagued her Huskies. "Injuries are just killing us.
"As a result, we are still very out of sync," said the Huskies coach. "I am changing the lineup every set to try and find the right combination, one that gels."
Mackenzie Conroy served up 17 points for the Lady Big Reds with five digs and two kills. Lissa Cordy added 15 points with three aces, eight digs, four kills and four assists. Tori Duffy also served 15 points with seven digs, three aces and three assists. Taylor Cantor dug up seven, Cari Crozier had three kills and three assists and Elisha Gillespie added three spikes for Bellaire, which is now 1-2.
Harrison Central (2-3) had just five kills in the match. Katie Stackhouse led the way with 11 points, a pair of spikes, seven digs and two assists. Janese Eckley added eight digs,
Bellaire will take to the court again on Monday taking on John Marshall. Harrison Central will travel to Buckeye Local on Tuesday.