Neal beats archrival Miller in three games

Published 10:39 am Sunday, September 23, 2007

By By Adam Robinson
sports editor

The W.S. Neal Lady Blue Eagle volleyball team rallied to win three straight games after losing game one to defeat archrival T.R. Miller 3-1 Tuesday night at W.S. Neal.
With the win, W.S. Neal improved to 4-2 on the season while T.R. Miller fell to 8-3.
After losing game one 16-25, the Lady Blue Eagles won the next three games by scores of 25-20, 28-26, and 25-19 in the finale to win the match 3-1.
T.R. Miller’s loss ended their five-game win steak. Tiger head coach Greg White said the game was just not a good one for his squad.
The Tigers seemed to ready to extend their winning streak in the first game as they opened up the game on a 6-2 run courtesy of some key service points and aces by Morgan Hubbard.
W.S. Neal tied the game up at 6-6 thanks to the serving of Casey Wilson.
The Tigers were able to take a 9-6 lead and then a 12-8 lead before W.S. Neal closed the gap to 12-11.
After the Tigers took a 22-16, Brandi Kennedy’s serving was able to help the Tigers take the 25-16 win.
In game two, W.S. Neal started the game on a 4-0 run before extending their lead to 8-3 forcing the Tigers to call a quick timeout. After the timeout, T.R. Miller came out firing as they closed the gap to 11-8 before eventually tying the game at 14-14. W.S. Neal then added to their lead thanks to some serving aces by Sydney Andrews. That extended the Neal lead to 18-14 on their way to a 25-20 win in game two that tied the match at 1-1.
Game three was one for the books, as it seemed like no one wanted to win the game. After flip-flopping leads all the way to 23-23, the two teams alternated points between each other until the Blue Eagles finally took the game 28-26 to lead the match at 2-1.
Needing only one more win to clinch the match, W.S. Neal raced out to a 10-4 lead in game four.
After a 21-12 W.S. Neal lead, Miller narrowed the score to 24-19 before Neal won the last point and took the 25-19 victory en route to the 3-1 match win.
T.R. Miller will be back in action on Tuesday when the team travels to Clarke Country. Game time will be at 5 p.m. with the JV and the varsity action beginning at 6 p.m.
W.S. Neal will not be back in action until Monday, Oct. 1, when they travel to Andalusia for a 4 p.m. tip-off.
The W.S. Neal JV team beat Miller 2-0. The Blue Eagles won game one 25-21 before Miller took game two 25-13. W.S. Neal took game three 15-12 over T.R. Miller.
In the middle school game, Brewton defeated W.S. Neal 2-0. The Tigers took game one 25-10 and game two by the same score.