New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | December 15, 2017

Youthful, inexperienced Lady Panthers drop contest to King William

By Andre Jones | September 28, 2017 7:49 pm
Charles City’s Adrianna Steele (4) is the first to save the ball as teammates Krystal Moody (6) and Jaelah Wyatt (3) hustle over to assist her.Andre' Jones photo

Charles City’s Adrianna Steele (4) is the first to save the ball as teammates Krystal Moody (6) and Jaelah Wyatt (3) hustle over to assist her.

Andre' Jones photo

Growing pains continue for the young and inexperienced Lady Panthers’ volleyball team.

Charles City fell to King William 5-25, 5-25, 6-25 in straight sets during the Sept. 28 Tidewater District contest.

The visiting Lady Cavaliers wasted little time taking advantage of the hosts. The guests raced out to a 13-0 lead before an errant serve accounted for Charles City’s first point. King William finished the set strong to claim it 25-5.

Charles City managed its only lead of the night to begin the second stanza. An ace from junior Savanna Adkins bestowed a 1-0 lead to the hosts. However, King William rallied off the next nine points to launch their way to another set win. Similar to sets one and two, a lack of movement and communication from the hosts played into their downfall as the Lady Cavaliers finished the game with a 25-6 victory.

After the contest, Lady Panthers head coach Racene Otey said that while her team is making improvements, it will take time for the program to move into the right direction.

“It’s still the same thing; inexperience and youth,” Otey commented. “We got a few more players on the team but when we grow, we grow younger.

“We are still getting the jitters out,” the head coach continued. “It’s repetition and constant work, but I have faith in these girls that we can turn it around.”

Charles City remains winless at 0-4.