NEW CASTLE — Just as easily as it went in favor of Greenfield-Central’s volleyball team Thursday night, it could have gone the other way.
The Cougars got out of dire situations late in the first and third sets and knocked Richmond out of the Class 4A Sectional 9, 25-23, 25-18, 26-24 at Chrysler Fieldhouse.
It was the sixth win in a row and eighth out of nine for G-C (23-10), which gets fifth-ranked
Yorktown in a semifinal Saturday, at approximately 12:30 p.m.
G-C (23-10) trailed the Red Devils 23-21 in the opening set and 24-22 in the final set, and scored the last four points both times.
“Mental toughness is always something we try to work hard on and improve at,” G-C coach Kim Wildman said. “Earlier in the season, if we were down at that point, we would have given up. (But Thursday), we were much more mentally tough.”
The Cougars jumped ahead 10-5 in the opening set, but let Richmond (13-17) back in it, and finally in front at 23-21.