TRM volleyball starts with a win

Published 9:30 am Friday, August 19, 2011

In their first game of the 2011 season at Excel Thursday, the T.R. Miller varsity and junior varsity teams picked up wins.
T.R. Miller’s varsity defeated Excel 3-0 to start the season 1-0 overall and 1-0 in area play.
In JV action, T.R. Miller won 2-0 to start their season 1-0.
T.R. Miller’s varsity team will be back in action Monday at home in a tri-match with Andalusia and Greenville. Game time is set for 4 and 6 p.m.
Tuesday, the Lady Tigers will travel to Monroe County for a JV and varsity game at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m.
“We did a really good job serving the ball tonight,” T.R. Miller Lady Tiger head coach Greg White said. “We had several runs where we would score five or six in a row that would help our lead grow. The kids from Excel played hard and I’m sure they will get better before we see them later on in the season. Overall, I’m pleased with our effort tonight. We have some things that we need to improve on and I’m confident that we will over time.”

T.R. Miller 3, Excel 0
In the road game Thursday at Excel, T.R. Miller won game one 25-7, game two 25-7 and game three 25-9.
In game one, Haley Brown had seven straight service points to open the game. Leah Brundidge scored six points serving. Taylor Guthrie added seven points and Lauren Ward closed the game out with five straight points to make it 25-7.
In game two, Brundidge opened with six straight service points, while Guthrie added four to make T.R. Miller’s lead 10-1.
Ward added five points to make it 15-2 T.R. Miller lead and Moriah Brundidge added three points to make it 18-3.
Amber nelson and Haley Brown added three service points to make the score 21-6 while Leah Brundidge added four straight points to get the win 25-7.
In game three, Brown open with five straight points for T.R. Miller while Leah Brundidge added eight straight to make it 13-6.
Guthrie scored three to make the Lady Tiger lead 16-7. Ward added six straight to make it 22-8 while Miranda McNamara and Amber Nelson closed the game out to make the final 25-9.
On the night, Haley Brown had 12 assists, Amber Nelson had 11 kills and Taylor Guthrie had 10 kills.

TRM JV 2, Excel 0
In the JV game, the Lady Tigers won 25-13 and 25-21 to start their season 1-0.
No individual stats were known as of press time.