TRM volleyball goes 1-3 at tournament

Published 8:33 am Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Facing higher and bigger competition Saturday at the Spanish Fort tournament, the T.R. Miller Lady Tiger volleyball team went 1-3 to drop their overall record to 8-5.
The Lady Tigers lost 2-0 to Murphy and Gulf Shores before defeating Escambia High of Pensacola 2-0.
In the tournament finale for the Lady Tigers, they lost 2-0 to Mary G. Montgomery.
Against Murphy, T.R. Miller lost 25-8 and 25-19 and against Gulf Shores, they lost 25-13 and 25-15.
In the win over Escambia, T.R. Miller won 25-19 in game one and 25-19 in game two.
In the final game against Mary G. Montgomery, T.R. Miller lost 25-13 and 25-9.
Mary G. Montgomery 2 TRM 0
Total stats for all four tournament games included Emily Waters with 14 service points and 10 digs, Natalie Neal with 17 service points, 11 kills, and nine digs.
Elizabeth Nelson had14 service points, 25 assists, and two blocks while Leah Brundidge had 34 service points, 21 assists, and two blocks.
Leigh Margaret Bostic finished the tournament with 14 service points and eight kills while Taylor Guthrie had 24 service points, 16 kills, and eight blocks.
Amber Nelson finished with 11 kills and seven blocks in the four games.
Lady Tiger head coach Greg White said the tournament Saturday was a great experience for his club.
“We were the smallest classification school in the tournament and we played all 6A schools and a large 5A school,” White said. “We had an opportunity to go to a different tournament this weekend and play schools our size but we felt that playing bigger schools and tougher competition would help us out more in the long run.”
White said his Lady Tigers had good moments and bad moments throughout the whole day.
“At times we did some real good things and at times we did not,” White said. “Our competition had a lot to do with that also. We are still having some issues with our serves but we will continue to fix that.
“Overall this tournament was a good thing for us. It showed us what we can do if we put our minds to it and it also showed us what can happen if we don’t.”

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