W.S. Neal volleyball wins second in area
The W.S. Neal Lady Eagle varsity volleyball team improved to 2-2 Thursday at home and to 2-0 in area play with a win over Thomasville while the JV team improved to 3-0 with their own win.
The JV Lady Eagles won 2-1 over Thomasville after losing the first set and the varsity won 3-1 as they lost the third set.
The JV team lost the first set 25-15 before taking set 25-13 and set three 15-4.
In the first set for the Lady Eagle JV team, after cutting the Thomasville lead to 7-9, Thomasville took a 20-7 lead to get the win after a late Eagle rally.
Marissa White led with five service points.
In set two, Gracee Dixon led with seven service points and four aces. In the deciding third set, W.S. Neal cruised to a 14-2 lead early and won 15-4.
Dixon led with 10 service points and two aces.
For the varsity, the Lady Eagles won 25-22, 25-21, lost set three 25-23, and won set four 25-21.
Britta Wood led with 22 service points, six aces, 10 assists, and three kills and Amanda Crawford had 14 service points, four aces, seven kills, and one block.
Whitney Douglas had 12 service points, two aces, five kills, and two blocks and Malary Booker had 14 service points, two aces, five assists, two kills, and one block. Brittany Revel had26 service points with six aces.
“Tonight was another area win for us,” Lady Eagle head coach Britney Shelly said of the varsity win. “We did not play our best, but everything seemed to come together at the right time in order for us to win. There are still things that need to be worked on but we look ahead to another area game on Tuesday against Monroe County. In JV, we played sloppy in the first set. We could not control our passes and get it to the setter, but we turned things around in sets two and three. We fixed our control issues and played a good game. Serving again was an area of strength for us. I am proud of the way they stuck together as team to pull out a victory.”
Varsity falls to Flomaton
In a W.S. Neal against Flomaton volleyball match Tuesday at W.S. Neal Middle School, the Lady Eagle varsity team was the only the only team to suffer a loss.
The middle school team won 25-12 and 25-22 over Flomaton to improve to 2-0 while the Lady Eagle JV team won 25-20 and 25-19 to improve their overall record to 2-0.
The Lady Eagle varsity team lost 25-10, 25-15 and 25-14 to drop their record to 1-2 overall.
WSN Middle School 2, Flomaton 0
The Lady Eagles of W.S. Neal Middle School remained undefeated this season under new head coach Joe Ellington as they defeated Flomaton 2-0 to improve to 2-0.
“We owe all of our credit to Coach Stone and the hard work our girls put in at practice,” Ellington said. “Hopefully we can keep playing well and get the low end of the bench playing with more confidence.”
The Lady Eagles won 25-15 in the first set and 25-22 in the second.
In the first set, the Lady Eagles got seven service points from Cheyenne Jackson to help in the win.
With the game tied at 10-10, W.S. Neal held leads of 17-13 and 18-15 before getting the win.
In set two, Ashley Fleming led with eight service points and one ace.
W.S. Neal led by as much as 15-3 and 18-4 before having their lead cut to 23-22 before getting the win.
W.S. Neal JV 2, Flomaton 0
The JV Lady Eagles earned a 2-0 win over Flomaton Tuesday to improve their record to 2-0.
The Lady Eagles won 25-20 and 25-19.
In set one, Bailey Stone led with five service points and one kill. With the game tied 13-13, W.S. Neal built a 19-13 lead and a 20-15 lead.
Flomaton cut the lead to 23-20 before W.S. Neal got the win by five.
In set two, Gracee Dixon led with 12 service points and one ace. Trailing 3-1, W.S. Neal went ahead 9-3 only to see Flomaton tie the game at 17-17. From there, W.S. Neal outscored the Hurricanes 8-2 for the win.
“JV played well tonight,” Lady Eagle head coach Britney Shelly said. “They hustled and played together as a team. We let up on our defense a little bit in the second set but held on for the win.”
W.S. Neal varsity 0
W.S. Neal’s varsity lost 3-0 to Flomaton losing 25-10, 25-15, and 25-14 to fall to 1-2.
In set one, W.S. Neal led 7-5 before Flomaton took a 15-7 lead and never looked back.
Whitney Douglas led with four service points and an ace. In set two, Douglas led with three service points and a block followed by three from Brittany Revel.
W.S. Neal led 9-7 but Flomaton tied the game at 10-10. The Lady Eagles regained the lead at 12-10 before Flomaton overcame it and led 17-12 and got the win by 10.
In set three, with the game tied at 9-9, Flomaton took a 16-9 lead. W.S. Neal cut the lead to 21-14 but Flomaton scored the final four points.
Paige Grantham led with two service points in the loss.
“Our heads just were not in it tonight,” Shelly said. “The fundamentals are what hurt us. We did not have ball control at all. When we did our sets were not there or our hitters were not ready. We could have played a lot better and should have played better. We got to get back in the gym, and fix these mistakes.”