Monday, September 26, 2022

Lions fall in season opener

The long-awaited season opener for the Orange volleyball team ended with a 3-1 loss at Chagrin Falls but the Lions showed plenty of promise on the court.

“I’m very proud of this team although we opened with a loss,” Orange coach Jen Gold said. “We need to jell, find our groove, and nail down the right lineup. This was game one for us. We will improve and play great volleyball.”

Chagrin Falls won the first set 25-14 but the Lions bounced back with a 26-24 win in the second set to tie the match, 1-1.

The Tigers won the next two—25-14, 25-16—to close out their win.

Lena Gurunian recorded 25 digs for Orange and Taylor Silverstein quarterbacked the Lion offense until Gold switched to a 5-1 formation.

“Taylor Silverstein led the offense setting and had two kills before switching to a 5-1, which she did beautifully,” Gold said. “Hard work is what it takes to improve. That is what we will do.”

Steve Harehttp://www.ohiovarsity.com
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes OhioVarsity.com, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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