WSN volleyball splits tri-match

Published 9:39 am Friday, September 2, 2011

In a volleyball tri-match Thursday in East Brewton at W.S. Neal, the Lady Eagles split with Jay and Escambia County.
The Lady Eagles lost to Jay 2-0 in their first match before defeating Escambia County of Atmore 2-0. W.S. Neal lost to Jay 25-22 and 25-17 before defeating Atmore 25-4 and 25-6.
With the split, the Lady Eagles saw their record go to 2-3.
W.S. Neal will be back in action Tuesday in an area game against Thomasville at 4:30 p.m. Both the JV and varsity teams will play against Thomasville.
W.S. Neal will be back in action at home Thursday, Sept. 8, against Flomaton. Game time is set for 4 p.m. with the middle school, JV and varsity playing.
“I thought we played very flat against Jay,” W.S. Neal Lady Eagle head coach Jeff Haney said. “Our effort was not bad, but the enthusiasm just seemed to be missing a little. I thought Jay’s team played well and we just couldn’t seem to keep any momentum going our way.”
Haney said he and the team had a little talk after the Jay game, and the energy level seemed to be better for the Atmore game.
“We came out against the Blue Devils and did a great job at the service line,” Haney said. “The three freshmen on varsity (Jodi Busby, Ashlyn Lambeth, and Kendal Clayton) had a combined 21 service points in game one against Atmore. Then in game two, we were able to sustain a comfortable lead after Lambeth had 11 straight service points. The entire team played well against Atmore and I am proud of them for picking it up after the loss to Jay. We have to continue to work and prepare for our first area match against Thomasville next week.”

Jay 2, WSN 0
Against Jay, W.S. Neal lost 25-22 and 25-17.
Early in game one, W.S. Neal led 7-2 and 9-4 and led late 20-17 before falling by three.
For the Lady Eagles, Gracee Dixon had one point and Stephanie Lambert had four kills and one block. Busby had four points, one ace and one kill while Lambeth had three service point.
Clayton had one point and Kaitlin Hadaway had three points.
In game two against Jay, Busby had three points and one kill while Clayton had two points. Lauren Boatwright and Hadaway had one kill each while Lambert had two. Lambeth had two points in the loss.

Against Atmore in game one, Busby had three points and Lambeth had eight straight points while Clayton had 10 straight points.
In game two, Dixon and Clayton had one each while Lambeth had 11 straight and Boatwright had six straight. Hadaway added one in the win.

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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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