TRM volleyball splits area tri-match

Published 11:32 am Tuesday, August 30, 2011

In an area tri-match at home Monday against No. 1 Bayside Academy and Clarke County, the T.R. Miller Lady Tigers split.
The Lady Tigers suffered their first loss of the season, a 3-0 loss to Bayside, to fall to 5-1. In the second game of the tri-match, the Lady Tigers defeated Clarke County 3-0 to improve to 6-1 and to 2-1 in area play.
Against Bayside, T.R. Miller lost 25-7, 25-12 and 25-9. Against Clarke County, T.R. Miller won 25-4, 25-17, and 25-23.
“We came out very, very flat against Bayside,” T.R. Miller Lady Tiger head coach Greg White said. “They are the No. 1 team in the state and nine-time defending state champion. You can’t come out flat against Bayside and we did and got in a hole. We got in a hole quick in the first game and played horrible. In the second and third set we got a little better, but as good as they are, we really hurt ourselves in serve receive. They did some good things on their side, but we really put ourselves behind because of our serve receive. That is something we can correct before we see them the next time. They are a good team though.”
Against Clarke County, White said he thought his team played real well in the first two games.
“In game three we got complacent a little bit unfortunately and kept them in the ball game,” White said. “I just kept telling them to find a way to win. We were down 18-15 and I told the people on the court they were not coming off. If they were on the court, they were staying. I told them to find a way to win and they did. Maybe we can take that and run with it from a confidence standpoint.”
No. 10-ranked T.R. Miller was set to play at W.S. Neal Tuesday and will be back in action Thursday, Sept. 8 at home against Jay in a varsity match at 4 p.m.

No. 1 Bayside 3, No. 10 T.R. Miller 0
T.R. Miller suffered their first loss of the season against No. 1 Bayside Academy 3-0.
In game one, Taylor Guthrie had the lone service point for T.R. Miller and Amber Nelson had one kill as the Tigers lost 25-7.
In a 25-12 loss in game two, Karisa Nelson had three service points along with Moriah Brundidge while Nelson had one kill and one block.
In game three, T.R. Miller lost 25-9. Guthrie had one point and one kill while Amber Nelson had a block and a kill.
Jessica Allan had one point along with Lauren Ward.

T.R. Miller rolled to a 25-4 opening win over Clarke County before having to tough out wins in game two and three.
In game one, Haley Brown had seven straight service points and Leah Brundidge had 11 straight points and one kill.
Guthrie had five kills and one block and one point. Allan had one kill and Lauren Bradley had two kills while Ward had two points.
In game two, Leah Brundidge had three points and two kills and Guthrie had three points and one kill.
Karisa Nelson had six points and Bradley had one kill along with Ward. Amber Nelson had two points and one kill.
In game three, T.R. Miller trailed 23-20 but saw them outscore the Bulldogs 5-0 the remainder of the game to win.
Moriah Brundidge closed out the game with four straight service points and an ace to end the game.
Brown had three points, Guthrie had three kills, two blocks and three points while Karisa Nelson had one block and two points.
Amber Nelson had two kills and a block while Miranda McNamara and Ward had one point each.

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My name is Adam Robinson and I have been the Sports Editor of the Brewton Standard since September 2007. I cover all the local sports in the Brewton area. I am a 2007 graduate of Troy University with a degree in Print Journalism with a contract in Sports Information. I married Shari Lynn in June of 2007 and we welcomed our first child, Hatlee, in April of 2010.

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