One night after having all but sewn up the Region 4-4A championship, the Lugoff-Elgin volleyball team swept it season series with Camden by downing the host Lady Bulldogs in four games on Wednesday night in a match played inside the Dog Pound.
The streak is finally over.
There are those games when you have two teams coming into a particular contest from opposite directions.
It has all the makings of a special season for the sixth-ranked Lugoff-Elgin volleyball team.
LEXINGTON -- The unstoppable force against the immovable object.
All that stood between Lugoff-Elgin and winning its first game of the season and ending one of the toughest dry spells this program has seen was 30 seconds.
Let's put this in academic terms.
A tale of two halves.
In a perfect world, Scott Jones and his staff at Lugoff-Elgin High School would be coaching a group of experienced players each year and things would be rolling along like a bike ride down a hill on a warm spring day.
FORT MILL -- Using an aggressive and overwhelmingly strong air attack, Nation Ford handed visiting Lugoff-Elgin its second loss in as many starts this season, 45-14, on Friday night.
This is a game for which Lugoff-Elgin head coach Scott Jones and his coaching staff needed to break out the calculators.
After sweeping Cardinal Newman in two games, the Lugoff-Elgin volleyball team was extended to three games before knocking off host Westwood on Tuesday night in a tri-match in Blythewood.
Looking young enough to still be a player rather than a seasoned third-year head coach, Jessica Mullins, hardly bats an eye when she talks about some of the blows which her Lugoff-Elgin volleyball squad endured since their final match of last season.
Capitalizing on turnovers and employing a strong running game, Fort Mill handed Lugoff-Elgin a 48-17 loss in Friday night's season opener for both teams in a game played at L-E Stadium.
Nobody likes a rude hostess, unless, of course, everything all falls into place at the end of the end of the event.
Blake Serpas smacked a two-run, sixth inning double to the gap in right center to snap a 5-5 tie and help give Lugoff-Elgin an 8-5 win over Aiken in Saturday's first round of the Carolina Ale House Classic.
Usually, signing day allows a high school student-athlete time to look back and reflect on what led up to this special occasion.
Dakota Jones was asked to step out of his comfort zone in Lugoff-Elgin's defensive scheme last fall.
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