Rye Cove recovered from a slow start, shook off uncharacteristic mistakes and won enough clutch points to pull off a 25-23, 25-22, 21-25, 25-23 victory over a Galax squad making its first state quarterfinal appearance.
“In many ways, we were a little bit off tonight,” Rye Cove coach Greg Gilliam said. “We missed a lot of serves and our passing wasn’t as good as it has been, but we did what we’ve done all year long — we played scrappy and we fought and fought and fought for points.
“In the end, we made a few more plays than they did.”
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