TRM volleyball ends season at regionals

Published 1:39 pm Monday, October 17, 2011

At the class 3A volleyball regionals Saturday in Montgomery, the T.R. Miller Lady Tigers lost to Montgomery Academy 3-0.
The Lady Tigers lost set one 25-14, set two 25-12 and set three 25-17 to see their season end with a 24-5 record.
In set one, Leah Brundidge had four service points and five digs while Amber Nelson had two points, three kills and four blocks.
Karisa Nelson had two points and four assists while Miranda McNamara added three points. Taylor Guthrie had one service points, three kills and three blocks while Haley Brown added two points and five assists.
In game two, Leah Brundidge added two points, one kill and three digs while McNamara added two points. Brown had four points and three assists and Karisa Nelson had two points. Amber Nelson and Taylor Guthrie had three kills each.
In game three, Leah Brundidge had seven points, one ace and five digs and one kill while Amber Nelson had two points, six blocks and four kills. Karisa Nelson had two points, six assists, three blocks and two kills while Miranda McNamara added three points.
Guthrie had one point, four kills, five blocks and five digs while Brown had two points and three assists.
“Montgomery Academy has a very good team and I have to give credit to them for the way they played,” T.R. Miller Lady Tiger head coach Greg White said. “Having said that, I think that our girls played extremely hard and fought to the very end. MA has a very good hitting team and we could keep up with their hits for a while but over the course of the match it just took its toll on us. We made some adjustments and moved some people around to block some shots and it worked for a while but they just kept hitting and hitting and we couldn’t stop it consistently. But again these girls played their hearts out.”
White said he talked to his seniors before the last game and asked them to carry the team on in what could be their last game at T.R. Miller.
“Those five girls gave it their all and went down fighting,” White said. “I was very proud of the teams effort in that last game. They were down 2-0 and could have went through the motions during the third game but they showed a lot of T.R. Miller pride and character and played hard until the very end.”
White said despite the loss, it has been a great season.
“Having lost five seniors off of an Elite 8 team from last season, I didn’t envision a 24 win season when we started this summer,” White said. “We had some growing pains throughout the year with position changes and new faces in the starting line up but these girls handled it very well and worked hard every day to accomplish what we did.”