Volleyball team falls to Meadow Bridge, Greater Beckley Christian
PCHSﾠﾠﾠ ﾠﾠﾠ ﾠﾠﾠ ﾠﾠﾠ 1
Meadow Bridgeﾠﾠﾠ ﾠﾠﾠ 3
The Lady Warriors (15-13) traveled to Valley-Fayette to square off against No. 9-ranked Meadow Bridge (26-7) in the Region 3, Section 1 Championship game Thursday.
PCHS dropped the first game 14-25.
The Lady Warriors rallied in the second game and managed to tie the score 24-24 before falling 24-26 to trail 0-2.
PCHS continued to fight and took their first-ever game off of the Wildcats under Coach Melvin Lindsey 25-21 in the third to cut deficit to 1-2.
Meadow Bridge iced the match with a 25-14 win in the fourth to win the Region 3, Section 1 championship.
Both teams advanced to the Region 3 championship to be played in Beckley on Saturday by virtue of earning berths in the sectional finals.
PCHSﾠﾠﾠ ﾠﾠﾠ ﾠﾠﾠ ﾠﾠﾠ 0
Greater Beckley Christianﾠﾠﾠ 3
The Lady Warriors (15-14) hit the road again to Beckleyﾒs Appalachian Bible College on Saturday with the hope of landing their first-ever state tournament berth.
Due to the bracket of the super-regional format, PCHS was matched up against the Region 3, Section 2 champion.
No. 8-ranked Greater Beckley Christian (33-13) swept the Lady Warriors in three straight games to earn a spot in the regional championship game and the right to represent Region 3 at the state tournament in Charleston.
Greater Beckley Christian swept Meadow Bridge 3-0 (25-21, 25-11, 25-9) in the championship game.
Meadow Bridge defeated Mercer Christian 32-30, 25-16, and 25-20 earlier in the day to earn their slot in the championship game.ﾠ Meadow Bridge will also represent Region 3 at the state tournament in Charleston.
ﾓGreater Beckley [Christian] was one of the best teams weﾒve seen all year.ﾠ We hung in there and played hard.ﾠ It just wasnﾒt meant to be this year, but maybe next year,ﾔ said Head Coach Melvin Lindsey.
ﾓWe had three major highlights this season.ﾠ We swept Fayetteville and took a game off of Pendleton County and Meadow Bridge. Those were all firstﾒs for me in my career as the coach and also for many of the players.ﾠ They may have also been firstﾒs for the program,ﾔ according to Coach Lindsey.
ﾓThe team this year exceeded my expectations.ﾠ We had 15 wins, made it to the regionals, and were one game away from the state tournament.ﾠ It was a great season and very enjoyable.ﾠ Sure it had its ups and downs, but overall it was great.ﾠ With several players on our JV squad coming up and some strong returners, our goal is to make it to states next year,ﾔ said Coach Lindsey.ﾠ