TRM volleyball sweeps Monday tri-match
Published 9:34 am Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Already with a 1-0 record in their 2011 season, the T.R. Miller Lady Tiger volleyball team improved to 2-0 in their first home match of the season Monday—a tri-match against Andalusia and Greenville.
T.R. Miller defeated Andalusia 2-1 and Greenville 2-0 to get the wins.
Against Andalusia, T.R. Miller won set one 25-16, lost set two 25-20 before winning set three 15-13.
Against Greenville in their second game of the tri-match, T.R. Miller won 25-6 in set one and 25-13 in set two to improve their overall record to 3-0 this season.
“Against Andalusia, in the first game, we came out more aggressive, I thought,” T.R. Miller Lady Tiger head volleyball coach Greg White said. “We played aggressive and was able to come out and get the win. In game two, it happens all the time, we came out relaxed and played not to lose instead of playing to win. We had a chance to win, but did not put it away there at the end. We came back in game three and in the two wins we got, we were the more aggressive team. That is why we got the win. It was a big win because we had not beat Andalusia in six or seven years so that was a big win for the program. I am very proud of them. They were an Elite-8 team last year so that makes it a good win as well.”
In the Greenville win, White said he was able to play a lot of people.
“We were able to get in a lot of our younger players,” White said. “We served the ball really well and I thought we hustled and did really well. It is nice to get two wins and we look for the same against Monroe County Tuesday.”
T.R. Miller was set to be back in action Tuesday at home against Monroe County. The game was a scheduled road game, but the Lady Tigers will now travel to Monroe County later in the season.
Thursday, T.R. Miller will play Flomaton at home. Game times will begin at 4 p.m. with the middle school teams followed by the JV teams at 5 p.m. and the varsity teams at 6 p.m.
TRM 2, Andalusia 1
In a battle of two Elite-8 playoff teams from last year Monday in Brewton, T.R. Miller won a back-and-forth battle with Andalusia to claim a 2-1 win.
In game one, T.R. Miller led 8-2, 9-3, 11-5 and 15-10 before their lead was cut to 16-13.
T.R. Miller improved their lead to 21-16 and ended the game on a 4-0 run to win by nine, 25-16.
Leah Brundidge had two service points and two kills in the win while Taylor Guthrie had five points, one ace and two kills.
Lauren Bradley had a kill and a block while Amber Nelson had a block and two service points.
Miranda McNamara added two points and Rebecca Evans had three service points and one ace.
In game two, the Lady Tigers trailed early 8-3, but took a 12-9, 14-11, 18-13, 19-15 and 20-17 lead late in the game.
Five points away from a win, T.R. Miller fell to an 8-0 run by Andalusia to lose the match 25-20 and see the Lady Bulldogs force a deciding third game.
Guthrie had two kills and Lauren Ward had three straight service points.
McNamara had two points and Nelson had one point and one kill followed by one point from Karisa Nelson.
In the deciding third game, the Lady Tigers trailed early 3-0, 4-1 and 8-5 before taking a 13-8, 14-12 and 14-13 lead.
Guthrie would get a kill on the final point of the game to send T.R. Miller to the win.
Brundidge had one kill in the win followed by three kills and one point from Guthrie.
Bradley had one kill followed by Karisa Nelson.
Amber Nelson had seven straight service points (7-13) with one ace to lead in the win.
TRM 2, Greenville 0
In their second match of the tri-match, T.R. Miller cruised to a 25-6 and 25-13 win over Greenville.
In game one, T.R. Miller used an early 2-0 lead and a 19-1 lead to defeat Greenville. T.R. Miller would later lead 21-2 and 24-4 before getting the win by 19, 25-6.
Leah Brundidge led T.R. Miller as she had 16 straight service points (4-19), one kill and nine aces.
Haley Brown had one point along with Abbi Roberts. Rebecca Evans had two points and Karisa Nelson had one kill.
In game two, after trailing 2-0 early, the Lady Tigers went on to claim leads of 8-2, 14-3, 16-5, 23-7, and 23-13 to get the win by 12, 25-13.
Brundidge had seven straight service points in the win and Guthrie had five straight including an ace and one kill.
Bradley had two kills and Ward had an ace. Roberts had three points with two aces and Moriah Brundidge had two points. McNamara had one kill and one service point in the win for the Lady Tigers.