TRM volleyball teams sweep WSN Thursday

Published 10:03 am Friday, September 30, 2011

All three T.R. Miller Lady Tiger volleyball teams picked up a “black out” win over the W.S. Neal Lady Eagles Thursday in Brewton as the Lady Tigers swept W.S. Neal.
Brewton Middle School earned a 2-1 win over W.S. Neal Middle School while the T.R. Miller Lady Tiger JV and varsity teams defeated the Eagles 2-0 and 3-0 respectively.
In middle school action, Brewton lost set one 25-22 before win set two 25-18 and set three 17-15.
In JV action, T.R. Miller won 25-20 and 25-18 while the varsity Lady Tigers won 25-19, 25-15 and 25-7.
The middle school games for both teams ended their season with Brewton Middle School finishing 4-3 and W.S. Neal finishing 9-3.
T.R. Miller’s JV team improved to 7-1 and the varsity team improved to 15-3 while W.S. Neal’s JV team fell to 3-6 and the varsity team fell to 6-11.
“I was proud of our overall effort,” T.R. Miller Lady Tiger head coach Greg White said. “We have been very up and down over the last few weeks. We have been pretty inconsistent in everything we have done. I thought tonight, we were consistent in everything. We served the ball well, our hitters did a really good job of hitting the ball. We had a good night of setting. I think we all worked together and tonight, I think we worked together and I was proud of that. I was glad all the seniors had a great night on senior night. Several good things happen tonight and we had some big plays and a senior finished it off with a kill. So I was proud of that. I appreciate all the support and all the fans that came out wearing black for us tonight.”
White said he was also proud of his JV team.
“I was extremely proud of the JV team tonight,” White said. “These kids haven’t played in over a week and they came out and played possibly their best match of the season. They are really starting to figure things out and it is starting to show out their on the court. They did a very nice job.”
Brewton Middle School Lady Tiger head coach Kim Owens said her team finished the season in a good way.
“This was a big win over a very good Neal team,” Owens said. “I am really proud of the way the girls finished this season. We won our final three matches to finish with a 4-3 record. We really started playing well together towards the end of the season. This group of girls worked really hard and they were a pleasure to coach.”
W.S. Neal Lady Eagle head coach Jeff Haney said the loss Thursday to T.R. Miller was disappointing.
“This was a big game and anytime we play T.R. Miller in anything, it is a big game,” Haney said. “Even losing 3-0, this was the best we played in two weeks. I know that sounds crazy, but it really is the best we played in two weeks. I don’t know if it was playing up because we knew it was T.R. Miller or if it was just our time to finally get out of the rut or what, but it was better. We still have a lot to work on. We still have our ups and downs. There were some things that were not where it needed to be or the score would be a lot different. It is something we can use to build on for the county tournament next week and other things to that nature. Overall, I am not too disappointed.”

In a back-and-forth middle school game between Brewton and W.S. Neal Middle School, the Lady Tigers edged out the Lady Eagles 2-1.
Brewton lost the first set 25-22 but won set two 25-18 and had to hang on for dear life to win set three 17-15.
In the deciding set three, Brewton led 14-9 but saw W.S. Neal tie the game at 14-14.
In set one for Brewton, Erin Wade, Bridgett Casey and Mary Allison Peace all had four service points with Amelia Peach having three and two kills and Taylor Austin having one point and one kill.
For W.S. Neal, Haleigh Dubose had two points along with Karissa Johnson who had one kill. Madison Winchester had four points and Johnson added an ace. Tiffany Robinson had two points, one ace and one kill and Maddisen Bush had one point. Dinah Samuel added one point and one ace in the win.
In set two, Morgan Manning had one point for Brewton and Peach had two points. Casey had six straight points along with Austin and Peace had two points. For W.S. Neal, Alyssa English had four points and Winchester had one. Robinson had one kill and Bush had six straight service points.
In set three, Manning had two points for Brewton and Wade had eight straight service points and one kill. Peach had two kills and one point and Casey had a kill. For W.S. Neal, English had two points along with Johnson who had an ace and Samuel had four points in the loss.

In JV action, T.R. Miller won 2-0 winning set one 25-20 and set two 25-18.
In set one for T.R. Miller, Rebecca Evans had two points and one ace and Abbi Roberts had two kills and one point. Hannah Weaver added two points while Madalyn Weaver had four points. Laurel Billy chipped in six points while Amber Terry had three kills and Brittany Warren had one.
For W.S. Neal, Ashley Fleming had four points and one ace and Tiffany Sawyer, Tykeria Nolan, and Brittany Lucas had two points each.
In set two, Hannah Weaver had four points and one ace for T.R. Miller while Roberts had three kills, nine straight service points and one ace. Terry had four kills and one point and Madalyn Weaver had two points. Billy had one in the win.
For W.S. Neal, Fleming had two points, Sawyer had three points and one ace and Nolan had two. Jasmine Crook added four points and one kill in the loss.

TRM varsity 3, WSN 0
After a close first set that saw T.R. Miller win by six, 25-19, the Lady Tigers gradually held W.S. Neal to fewer points in sets two and three winning set two 25-15 and set three 25-7 to finish off a sweep of the Lady Eagles Thursday in Brewton.
In set one for T.R. Miller, Leah Brundidge had three points and Amber Nelson had four kills, six points and one ace. Karisa Nelson had three points and Lauren Bradley added a kill. Taylor Guthrie had four points, one ace and three kills.
For W.S. Neal, Gracee Dixon had four aces and Ashlyn Lambeth and Lauren Boatwright had one point each. Stephanie Lambert had one kill and Kendal Clayton had three points.
In set two for T.R. Miller, Amber Nelson had three kills and one point and Brundidge had two kills and two points. Bradley added a block and Guthrie had two blocks, three kills, five service points and one ace. Miranda McNamara had seven straight service points and Moriah Brundidge had one ace.
For W.S. Neal, Paige Grantham had one point and Lambeth had three points and one ace. Lambert had one kill and Clayton had one point.
For T.R. Miller in set three, Brundidge had 11 service points, Bradley had one block and one kill and Amber Nelson had four kills and three service points.
Guthrie added two kills, three points and one ace and Moriah Brundidge and Karisa Nelson had a point each while senior McNamara ended the game with a kill.
For W.S. Neal, Dixon had the lone service point.

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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