WSN volleyball participates at volleyball tourney in Flomaton
In their final team camp Tuesday and Wednesday in Flomaton, the W.S. Neal Lady Eagle volleyball team went 2-6 overall.
W.S. Neal began play Tuesday in the tournament and went 2-2. In Tuesday’s games, W.S. Neal lost to Northview in their first game, defeated Jay and Leroy in their second and third games, before losing their final game to Central.
In Wednesday’s games, W.S. Neal went 0-4. The Lady Eagles of East Brewton lost 2-0 to Baker, 2-0 to Baldwin County, 2-0 to Flomaton and 2-1 to Mobile Christian.
Against Baker, the Lady Eagles lost set one 25-14 and set two 25-9. Against Baldwin County, W.S. Neal lost 25-11 and 25-8. In their third game against Flomaton, the Lady Eagles lost 25-19 in sets one and two.
In their tournament finale, the Lady Eagles won set one over Mobile Christian 26-24 before losing set two 25-16 and set three 15-12.
Second-year W.S. Neal Lady Eagle head coach Jeff Haney said Wednesday’s games were kind of a tale of two teams.
“We didn’t play well all day until the last game,” Haney said. “We gave the best team we played all day a great game. We played well in the last one and I think the talk after lunch seemed to really help the girls some. The whole thing is just a learning experience for us. It gives us a chance to see what we need to work on in our weeks of practice before our first game. We have a lot to work on. I have three seniors and we are relying on sophomores and freshmen to fill the void there. We have a lot of stuff to fix but this camp helps us get things heading into that direction.”
Schools in Alabama can begin practicing for their fall season on Thursday, Aug. 6. W.S. Neal will begin their 2012 season Thursday, Aug. 23 with a game at Excel.
Baker 2, W.S. Neal 0
Against Baker, W.S. Neal lost 2-0 to start Wednesday’s part of the tournament 0-1.
In set one, W.S. Neal led 2-0 early before falling behind 13-2. W.S. Neal would cut the lead to 16-11 but Baker would use another run to take a 23-11 lead and win 25-14.
Gracee Dixon had three service points with one being an ace. Stephanie Lambert also had three service points and two kills.
In set two, Baker jumped out to a 7-0 lead before W.S. Neal fought back to cut the lead to 11-5.
From there, Baker would take a 20-5 lead and win 25-9.
Lambert led with one service point and one ace while Jasmine Crook and Jodi Busby both had one kill each.
BCHS 2, W.S. Neal 0
In game two against Baldwin County High School of Bay Minnette, W.S. Neal lost 2-0 to drop to 0-2 Wednesday.
In set one W.S. Neal led 6-3 before Baldwin County went on a 7-0 run to claim a 10-6 lead.
After W.S. Neal cut the lead to 16-11, Baldwin County ended the game on a 9-0 run to take a 25-11 win.
Karissa Johnson led with two service points while Lambert and Busby had two kills each.
In set two, W.S. Neal was held to no service points while Baldwin County roared to a 25-8 win.
Crook had one kill in the loss.
Flomaton 2, W.S. Neal 0
In their third game of the day, W.S. Neal and Flomaton played even but the Hurricanes pulled out two wins over the Lady Eagles by a score of 25-19 to drop W.S. Neal to 0-3.
In set one, W.S. Neal and Flomaton were tied at 18-all late in the game before Flomaton ended with a 7-1 run to take set one.
Johnson led with two service points and one ace. Dixon and Lambert had an ace each.
In set two, W.S. Neal led Flomaton 12-9 before falling behind 15-14 as Flomaton took set two 25-19.
Lambert had two service points and one ace while Tykeria Nolan and Busby had an ace each.
Mobile Christian 2, W.S. Neal 1
After claiming a 26-24 win in set one, Mobile Christian rallied to beat W.S. Neal in sets two and three to drop W.S. Neal to 0-4.
In set one, W.S. Neal rallied from a 20-15 deficit to win 26-24.
Nolan had three service points and three aces while Lambert had three kills and an ace. Johnson added a kill and Busby had an ace.
In set two, Mobile Christian evened the match at 1-1 as they took game two 25-16.
Johnson had an ace while Crook had two kills.
In set three, W.S. Neal led 12-9 late before losing 15-12.
Busby had three service points with one being an ace. Johnson and Crook had one kill each.