The Basics of high school volleyball
Each team can hit the ball no more than three times, meaning that on the third hit, the ball must cross the net to the other team. The same player cannot hit the ball twice consecutively, meaning that a player can hit a ball to a teammate but not to themselves. However, that player may hit the ball again on the third hit. If two players hit the ball at the same time, neither player can touch the ball on the next hit.
Gainesville def. Oak Hall 3-0 (25-13, 25-19, 25-22)
The Gainesville Hurricanes improved to 2-1 on the season with a sweep over the Oak Hall Eagles on Wednesday night. Following the win, the Hurricanes will host the rivaling Eastside Rams on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Meanwhile, the Eagles, now 1-2, will look to bounce back against the Saint Francis Catholic Wolves on Tuesday night at 6:30.
Bell def. Chiefland 3-1 (25-18, 22-25, 25-17, 25-22)
The Bell Bulldogs blew past the Chiefland Indians on Thursday night to improve to 2-2 on the season, while Chiefland dropped to 3-3. The Bulldogs are preparing to visit St. John Lutheran in Ocala on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Meanwhile, the Indians are slated to host Dixie County Tuesday night at 6:30.
Lafayette def. Madison County 3-1 (27-29, 25-12, 25-22, 25-7)
After dropping the first set, the Lafayette Hornets stormed back to beat the Madison County Cowboys on Thursday night in Mayo. Lafayette improves to 3-2 and will host Suwannee Tuesday night at 5.
Saint Francis Catholic def. P.K. Yonge 3-1 (28-26, 28-26, 23-25, 25-12)
In a match that saw lots of free volleyball, the Saint Francis Catholic Wolves found a win against the P.K. Yonge Blue Wave on Thursday night at Saint Francis. The Wolves improve to 4-1, while the Blue Wave fall to 1-2. Saint Francis hosts Oak Hall on Tuesday night at 6:30, while P.K. Yonge hosts Oak Hall on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for its next contest.
Trinity Catholic def. Saint Francis Catholic 175-177
From the Country Club at Silver Springs Shores on Wednesday, the Trinity Catholic Celtics pulled out a two-stroke victory over the Saint Francis Wolves.
Trinity Catholic’s Collin Boone shot a 39 for the lowest score, while Luke McClave led the way for the Wolves with a 42. Avery Sabile and Richard Jones each shot 43s for Saint Francis.
Lafayette def. Madison County 167-198
The Lafayette Hornets beat the Madison County Cowboys on Thursday night after Trey Galbraith led the Hornets with a 37. Brent Sullivan also had a solid outing and shot a 42.
Source : gainesville.com