The Lady Royals beat the Boyce Bulldogs in three sets in their first Regional match.
As Regional play began, the ladies were excited to take to the court. After three matches that went 25-16, 25-14 and 25-15 respectively, the Johnson Royals came out victorious.
As the ladies head into the rest of the pool play this weekend, Coach Robin Vannoy hopes the team will keep playing hard as they continue to progress.
“We didn’t play our best game,” Vannoy said. “We missed a lot of serves, and if we’re going to continue going on in the tournament, then we’ve got to stay focused. Luckily we did some other things that were good and helped us out there in the end, but this is a great group of girls and I think they’ll come back fighting strong (on Friday).”
President Tommy Smith offered 25 free tickets to the first 25 students to email him, “I HAVE ROYALS PRIDE,” in an effort to get students out to the game. Students Wes Porter and Nick Willet were chanting “we’re VIPs” before the match started after winning some of the tickets.