Pirate volleyball puts up a fight with Dexter

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Pirate volleyball puts up a fight with Dexter

The varsity team makes some noise after winning the point

The varsity team makes some noise after winning the point

The varsity team makes some noise after winning the point

The varsity team makes some noise after winning the point

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The Varsity volleyball team put up a huge fight with SEC White current conference champs, the Dexter Dreadnoughts, during their home game Tuesday night.

A team needed three set wins to secure the overall win for the night. The first set was close with Dexter ultimately coming out on top. The Pirates came out strong during the second set, they wanted the win. They took a 12-1 lead and kept up that momentum to win the set 25-8.

“We beat Dexter 25-8. That’s never been done before in the history of us,” Libero Sophia Oakes said. “That’s really something to be proud of.”

The Pirates carried that energy into the third set and took the win for that one as well, this time a much closer score of 26-24. Dexter came back to win the fourth set, tying the overall score at 2-2. The final set, which only goes to 15 points, would decide the fate of the game. The pirates had great energy and fought hard, but ultimately weren’t able to secure the win. Dexter took the final set 15-11, and with that they won the game.

But even though the game was a loss for Pinckney, it didn’t feel like one. The energy in the gym, both on the court and in the stands, was amazing. And being it was the annual Breast Cancer Awareness match, there was a very generous amount of money raised for a deserving cause. It definitely was not a night to be disappointing in.

This game puts the Pirates at a three way tie for second place in the conference. Their home game and senior night on Tuesday October 22nd will help to decide where in the conference they stand for the season.

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