Greenbrier's girls volleyball team had been waiting for a chance at revenge since mid-October of last year.
That's when the Evans volleyball team knocked off the Lady Wolfpack in the Area 2-AAAA Tournament. Ten months later the two teams took the court again, and this time Greenbrier evened the score.
The Lady Wolfpack beat Evans 25-22, 25-11 last Thursday in a non-area contest. Though the win didn't count in the Area 2-AAAA standings, it still came with a sense that unfinished business had been completed.
"It's kind of a relief. I've been waiting for this since last year," Greenbrier junior Anne Czarnecki said. "They really took us down a couple of times, and that didn't feel good."
The win, coupled with an earlier victory over Lakeside on Aug. 16, gave Greenbrier the early-season label as the top team in the county.
The Lady Wolfpack's preseason ranking reflected that also. Greenbrier began the season ranked No. 7 in Class AAAA and have moved up the poll since then.
Lady Wolfpack head coach Debbie Boon said she was surprised to find her team among the top ten squads in the state.
"We lost Amanda (O'Neal) and Kelsey (Sheron) from last year's team so I didn't think we'd get recognized this soon," she said. "I just told the girls we're ranked No. 7 so we've got to prove we're No. 7."
Greenbrier did just that over the weekend at the Northeast Georgia Shootout. The Lady Wolfpack played in four matches and won three of them, including sweeps over Athens Academy, Prince Avenue Christian and Hart County.
Greenbrier's lone loss came to Class AAA No. 5 Oconee County.
The Lady Wolfpack, ranked Class AAAA No. 6 in last week's state poll, will play host to a tri-match with Baldwin and Aiken on Thursday. Area 2-AAAA play won't begin until Lakeside travels to Greenbrier on Tuesday, Sept. 25.
Greenbrier wasn't the only volleyball team collecting wins last week. Lakeside's squad knocked off both Richmond Academy and Harlem at home Thursday night to improve to 3-1 on the season.
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