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Lady Tigers enjoy a "Big M(a)c attack"

By By BRUCE HIXON – Sports Editor
She could go by the nickname "Big M(a)c Attack." She could also appropriately be called "The Missing Link" in the success of the T.R. Miller Lady Tigers volleyball team so far this season.
It was the constant hitting of 6-0 senior middle hitter Joy McCorvey who battered the visiting Jay Lady Royals to the tune of 22 kills in T.R. Miller's 25-19, 25-18, 25-6.
The Lady Tigers' victory avenged a four-set loss at Jay last week, a match that both McCorvey and starting setter Emily Layton were unable to play.
In addition to having all of its personnel available, the other key to the match was T.R. Miller's serve receive defense against Jay's Katie Pennell. Pennell burned the Lady Tigers to the tune of 30 points and 10 aces. In Monday's rematch, Pennell had just three points.
In addition to McCorvey's hitting, another key Monday was the serving of Terri Lynne Peacock.
The Lady Tigers (8-7) trailed 14-10 in the first set when a defensive kill by Shandreka Foster followed by eight points and two aces by Peacock put T.R. Miller up 21-15.
Peacock had a more modest four points with an ace in set two, but she began the third and decisive set with 13 straight points that put Jay away for good.
T.R. Miller posted a 2-2 mark in pool play at Saturday's Clarke County Tournament.
The Lady Tigers posted a 25-10, 15-25, 15-11 victory over Leroy. Peacock had service strings of seven and six straight points in the opener and five in a row in the decisive third set. Layton had four in a row in the opener and three straight in the finale. Vivin Muth also had three straight in the last set.
T.R. Miller also knocked off the host school, Clarke County, 25-20, 25-18.
Muth reeled off 10 straight points in the first set and five straight in set two. Foster put away a team high nine kills and added two blocks.
The Lady Tigers were defeated by Spanish Fort 22-25, 27-25, 15-11. Rebecca Scott and Stacey Jackson both had four service points in a row in the first set, while Layton had six straight in set two. Foster posted a team high eight kills with a block.
T.R. Miller also fell to Foley 25-19, 25-19. McCorvey put away six kills, while Peacock came up with 13 digs on defense. Scott and Peacock each had four points in a row in the respective sets.
T.R. Miller's junior varsity knocked off Jay Monday 25-22, 25-19. Morgan Hubbard served five straight points in the opener and Leslie Nalty did the same in the second set victory.
Brewton Middle School saw its season record fall to 6-3 with a 25-17, 25-13 loss to Jay.
T.R. Miller will host W.S. Neal and Monroe County Thursday in a tri-match that gets underway at 4:30 p.m.