Galax opened its volleyball season with a convincing three-set win over Rural Retreat, knocking off the Indians 25-16, 25-20, 25-12 in a nondistrict match Thursday.
Haley Reynolds had 11 service points and four aces to lead the Maroon Tide. Bailey Shumate added 10 assists, 10 points and six kills while Harley Brewer had three blocks.
It was another landmark win for Maroon Tide coach Rose Houk, who reached Virginia High School Coaches’ Association milestone win No. 340.
Galax travels to Carroll County on Monday.