WSN volleyball plays at FHSPublished 8:28am Monday, August 12, 2013
In their second and final summer play-date tournament Tuesday and Wednesday in Flomaton, the W.S. Neal Lady Eagle volleyball team went 6-1 in the two-day event.
On Tuesday, W.S. Neal went a perfect 4-0 with wins over Jay, Central, Baker JV and Northview. Against Jay, W.S. Neal won 2-1 along with a 2-1 win over Central and a 2-1 win over Northview. Against Baker JV, W.S. Neal won 2-0.
On Wednesday, W.S. Neal faced off against Baldwin County, Flomaton and Baker JV again and went 2-1 on the day. W.S. Neal lost to Baldwin County 2-0, but beat Flomaton 2-0 and Baker JV 2-1.
“We faced a lot of quality opponents in this tournament,” W.S. Neal Lady Eagle head coach Jason Blaney said. “I think we played much better than last week (at Jay’s summer tournament). We really stepped up our play and that is what I asked the kids to do. I told them that win or lose, that we needed to work hard every point and make the other team earn it. One of my players could not make it today and I think that affected us a little bit. We were a little sluggish after playing four games Tuesday. We went 6-1 overall for both days in this tournament. I think that is very good for us.”
Blaney said he thought everyone played well in the Flomaton tournament.
“I think all-around was good for us,” he said. “Our passing was good for us and our serving was good for us. If we get our serves in, I think we will be spot-on.”
Overall in the tournament, 10 teams played. Joining W.S. Neal in Flomaton was Baker JV, Baldwin County JV, Baker, Central, Baldwin County, Flomaton, Jay, Atmore and Northview.
Baldwin County 2, WSN 0
Against Baldwin County in their first game Wednesday, W.S. Neal lost 2-0. The Lady Eagles lost game one 25-20 and game two 25-18.
In game one, W.S. Neal trailed 16-12 before rallying to take an 18-16 lead. From there, Baldwin County outscored W.S. Neal 9-2 to get the win by five.
Tykeria Nolan led with five service points and one ace while Jasmine Crook and Tiffany Sawyer had one kill each.
In game two, W.S. Neal trailed 15-7, but rallied to cut the lead to 15-14. Baldwin County finished in a fury and defeated the Lady Eagles by seven to get the win.
Sawyer led with six points and one ace. Crook and Dinah Samuel had two kills each.
WSN 2, Flomaton 0
In their second game of the day, W.S. Neal took on host Flomaton and came away with a 2-0 win. The Lady Eagles took game one 25-17 and game two 25-17 as well.
Sawyer had three kills to lead while Emily Ann Cooper led with four service points.
In game two, Samuel led with six service points and three aces. Haleigh Dubose led with four kills.
WSN 2, Baker JV 1
In their final game of the day Wednesday, and in a rematch with Baker JV, W.S. Neal won 2-1. W.S. Neal won game one 26-24 and game three 15-12 after losing game two 25-19.
In game one, Crook had six kills while Dubose and Winchester led with three service points each. In game two, Samuel led with three service points and two aces.
In game three, Dubose led with eight straight points while Samuel had five kills.