WSN volleyball starts season with area win

Published 4:00 am Saturday, August 21, 2010

The 2010 W.S. Neal Lady Eagle volleyball team started off their season with a sweep of area opponent Thomasville Thursday on the road.

Lady Eagle head coach Britney Shelly said her girls did a good job in the win and it was a “great” win against Thomasville.

“We got  a little sloppy in set two but pulled it off and looked excellent in set three,” Shelly said. “We played excellent in the first set only allowing nine points. During this set I feel our players picked Thomasville’s defense apart by dropping the ball in the gaps for points.”

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Shelly said during the second set, her team became too relaxed and strayed away from what worked during the first set.

“We started playing sloppy but were able to compose ourselves and pull off the win,” Shelly said. “We improved a lot during the third set but serving hurt us. I think overall our players did well on both offense and defense. I think this was an excellent way to begin our season and our area play.”

W.S. Neal (1-0 overall, 1-0 in area play) will be back in action Tuesday on the road when they take on Pleasant Home.

The middle school Lady Eagles will begin play at 4 p.m. followed by the JV’s match. The varsity will finish the evenings lineup.

Set 1: W.S. Neal 25, Thomasville 9

Britta Wood led the Lady Eagles with nine service points in the set one win and Whitney Douglas added seven.

Set 2: W.S. Neal 25, Thomasville 23

Amanda Crawford led with eight service points in the two-point win for the Lady Eagles and Wood added six.

Set 3: W.S. Neal 25, Thomasville 18

Brittany Revel led with eight service points and Douglas, Crawford, and Paige Grantham all had four service points. Crawford also had two aces, eight kills, and one block and Douglas had two aces, seven kills, and two blocks.