Late start doesn't stop Lady Tigers from quick victory over Thomasville
Published 6:22 pm Monday, September 19, 2005
By By BRUCE HIXON – Sports Editor
They may not be credited with the phrase "good things come to those who wait," but it certainly applied to the T.R. Miller Lady Tigers volleyball team Thursday.
With their home match against Thomasville delayed 40 minutes by their opponent's late arrival, T.R. Miller promptly responded with a 25-17, 25-21, 25-12 victory.
T.R. Miller (4-3) was dominant in most of the match, as it notched its second win of the season over Thomasville.
The Lady Tigers used an eight-point, two ace service string from Rebecca Scott to race out to a 14-6 lead in the opening set. That lead eventually reached double digits when a kill by Rachel Bostic on a service by Vivian Muth made it 24-14.
Joy McCorvey also played a key role in the set win with four kills and a block.
Set two was by far the most competitive of the three. Thomasville took a 4-0 lead in the early stages and still had a 17-16 lead when a missed serve by the visitors followed by an ace by Scott put T.R. Miller ahead for good.
Another point by Scott, two by Muth and a pair with an ace by Stacey Jackson helped wrap up the victory.
Scott had two significant services strings that helped T.R. Miller wrap up the match victory in set three. Scott had a five-point string on her first service that turned a 3-1 deficit into a 6-3 lead. Later in the set with T.R. Miller up 15-10, Scott reeled off another five in a row that knocked the lead up to 20-10.
Michal Hubbard made some late contributions to the victory, as she put away a kill and the final three points.
T.R. Miller heads to Jay (Fla.) Monday and then hosts Andalusia Tuesday.