SP volleyball v Water Valley

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Lady Tiger volleyball teams down Water Valley teams in sweep

By Angie Ledbetter

On Thursday, September 25 the junior varsity and varsity volleyball teams hosted the Lady Blue Devils from Water Valley.

The junior varsity won by defeating Water Valley 25-15 and 25-20. Assistant coach Katina Lloyd said, “The junior varsity served well. I think that was their biggest improvement. The last couple of games, we had been losing serve and hadn’t been able to hold on to serve. They played really well in that aspect and they also communicated better. They played a lot of good defense also and that brought us two wins today. They were much better than the last two games. I am really impressed with the improvement that they have made just from Tuesday to Thursday.”

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The Lady Tigers varsity team defeated Water Valley 25-13 in the first game, 25-16 in the second, and 25-15 in the third, giving the victory to the Lady Tigers.

“We met after the game on Tuesday and we all agreed that it was a very difficult loss for us because it was a team that we knew we could’ve beat but we just didn’t follow through. They came in today with their heads on straight and pulled out three in a row.”

“The difference in today’s games and Tuesday’s was they wanted it and had a desire to win. They pulled together. Our mistake level wasn’t nearly as high as it was on Tuesday. They communicated well and we held serve.”

“Deidra Henry and Sophie Birch served really well today. Timbrely Hines played much better back line defense than what she normally does. Stormy Robison does an awesome job at the net for us. The tips and the spikes that she made combined with Bianca Broadnax and Deidra Henry spiking it from the side, we did really well today.”

“The last two games are on the road. We have to go to Desoto County which is a power house in the volleyball arena. We’re hoping that we can pull Lake Comorant out because they’re relatively new high school with a new program. Our biggest opponent to face and our biggest challenge is going to be Horn Lake on October 2, which is our last game.”

“As of now, our record is 8-6. If we could pull two more out, then we would end the season 10-6. I don’t really know what our cutoff is. I’m not sure when they’ll contact us about whether or not we make the playoffs.”