TRM volleyball earns win Thursday over Jay and Excel

Published 9:16 am Friday, September 9, 2011

The T.R. Miller Lady Tiger volleyball team picked up two wins Thursday with one being an area win.
T.R. Miller defeated Jay 2-1 to improve to 8-1 and then defeated Excel in an area match 3-0.
The wins improved T.R. Miller to 9-1 overall and to 3-1 in area play.
T.R. Miller defeated Jay 25-16, 20-26, and 15-10 to get the win. Against Excel, the Lady Tigers won 25-12, 25-6, and 25-8.
Also Thursday, the T.R. Miller JV team improved to 5-0 with a 2-0 win over Excel. The Lady Tigers won 25-10 and 25-18.
The Lady Tigers will be back in action Tuesday at Flomaton. The game with Flomaton will see a scheduling change as the middle school teams will play at 4 p.m. and the JV teams at 5 p.m. on court one. Also at 5 p.m. on court two, the varsity Tigers will play Baldwin County. At 6 p.m. on court two, Flomaton and T.R. Miller’s varsity will play.
Thursday, Sept. 15, the Lady Tigers will return home to play Pleasant Home. Game time is set for 3:30 p.m. with JV, then middle school, then varsity.
This will the pink game for the Lady Tigers. The team will wear pink and fans are encouraged to wear pink as well.

TRM 2, Jay 1
In the first games of the day Thursday, T.R. Miller defeated Jay 2-1.
In game one, Leah Brundidge led with nine straight service points and one ace and Taylor Guthrie had three kills and three points. Lauren Bradley had one kill and Lauren Wards had three straight service points.
Miranda McNamara and Amber Nelson had one point each.
In a game two loss to Jay, Haley Brown had one point and Brundidge had one point and one kill.
Guthrie had four points and four kills and Bradley had one kill. Ward had one ace and McNamara had three points.
In a game three tiebreaker, T.R. Miller trailed 5-0, 6-1, 7-2, and 8-5 before tying the game at 8-8 and rallying to get the win 15-10.
Brown had two points along with Guthrie had two points and one kill. Nelson had three kills and McNamara had five points.
“We came out hitting the ball real well in game one and put a lot of pressure on Jay’s defense,” T.R. Miller Lady Tiger head coach Greg White said. “We stressed hitting the ball hard and not just tapping it over and that allowed us to get a big lead and get the 25-16 win. We’ve got in a habit of getting complacent in our middle games and not playing as well as we do in the beginning and at the end of our matches. That’s my fault as the coach and we are going to get that fixed. Because of that Jay was able to win game two but in the third set we went back to doing what we did in game one and got the 15-10 win.”

TRM JV 2, Excel 0
The T.R. Miller JV continued their winning ways with a 2-0 win over Excel.
The Lady Tigers won 25-10 and 25-18.
In game one, Rebecca Evans had seven service points and Abbi Roberts and Krystal Bell had five points each.
In game two, Amber Terry and Hannah Weaver had six points each with Evans having five.

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TRM 3, Excel 0
In game one, a 25-12 win for the Lady Tigers, Haley Brown started the game scoring 11 straight service points to give the Lady Tigers an early 11-0 lead.
Guthrie had six points and six kills and Nelson had five kills while Brundidge had four.
In game two, Brown gave T.R. Miller and early 3-0 lead and Brundidge followed to serve T.R. Miller to a 16-3 lead. Guthrie earned points 17-25 to get the win by 19.
Guthrie had six kills with Nelson having four and Bradley three.
In game three, Brundidge had seven straight points to five T.R. Miller a 7-1 lead and Guthrie followed with eight straight to give the Lady Tigers a 15-5 lead.
Ward followed with five straight to take a 20-6 lead. Moriah Brundidge and Nelson combined for five points for the 17-point win.
“Unlike the match against Jay, I thought we played three solid games of volleyball,” White said. “Excel is a first year program and their kids are playing hard but I liked the way our girls played with a purpose and came out and got after it. Our setters did a nice job of getting the balls to our hitters and our hitters really hit the ball well tonight. This was a big area win as it makes us 3-1 in the area right now.”

About Adam Robinson

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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