TRM volleyball sweeps Flomaton Thursday
The 2012 volleyball season started out in thrilling fashion Thursday in Flomaton for the T.R. Miller Lady Tiger volleyball team. Down 2-1, the Lady Tigers rallied over Flomaton to survive a five-set match and win 3-2 to start the year 1-0.
T.R. Miller lost set one 25-14 but claimed a 25-22 win in set two to tie things up at 1-1.
In set three, Flomaton took a 25-23 to take a 2-1 lead—one win away from claiming the match. From that point, T.R. Miller took set four 25-18 and set five 15-11 to win the match.
“We talked yesterday in practice that we knew it was not going to be pretty,” T.R. Miller Lady Tiger head coach Greg White said. “I think that is expected because it is the first game of the season. I just asked them to hustle their tails off and do they things that we ask them to do. I told them by hustling, we would overcome some of our insufficiencies and things that we were not able to execute. It was overall a sloppy night. Sometimes you have to get through the sloppiness to get to where you need to be and I think we did that tonight.”
White said he was very proud of his team for pulling out the last two games.
“We were down two sets to one and I really think the work that we put in over the summer won those last two games,” he said. “We worked hard to be able to do that. We had a little bit more gas in our tanks during those last two games and I think that is what won it. We just have to still come together. We have a ways to go. Our serving and our serve receive was very inconsistent. I think if we correct those two things and just play volleyball, I think we will be OK.”
In other action Thursday, the Brewton Middle School Lady Tiger volleyball team swept Flomaton 2-0 to start their season off 1-0. BMS won set one 25-9 and set two 25-7.
In JV action, T.R. Miller swept Flomaton 2-0 to win their first match of the year. T.R. Miller won 25-12 and 25-10.
The varsity team will be back in action Tuesday at home as they will play a tri-match against Andalusia and Excel. Game time against Andalusia is set for 4 p.m. while the game against Excel is set for 6 p.m.
All three teams will be back in action Thursday at W.S. Neal. Game time is set for 4 p.m. with the middle schools playing followed by the JV and the varsity.
BMS 2, Flomaton 0
In middle school action Thursday in Flomaton, Brewton Middle School defeated Flomaton 2-0.
In set one, Brewton fell down to Flomaton 3-0, but rallied to take a 5-3 lead and never looked back to claim a 25-9 win.
Steely Ruzic led Brewton back with four straight service points to grab the 5-3 lead. After Flomaton cut the lead to 5-4, Brewton took an 11-5 lead and a 20-9 lead and rolled to the win by 16, 25-9.
Myra Reiss led with eight straight service points, one ace and three kills. Maggie Rowell and Bethany McDonald had two service points each while Madison Douglas added four straight.
In set two, Brewton jumped on Flomaton early to key a 25-7 win.
Brewton led 11-2, 15-3 before getting the win by 18.
Mary Allison Peace had five service points with two aces while Taylor Austin had two kills. Caitlyn Smith had two service points and Douglas had six straight. Shelby Evans added three straight while Cortney Lisenby had one kill and Payton Baxter had three points and one ace.
TRM JV 2, Flomaton 0
In JV action for the Lady Tigers, T.R. Miller swept Flomaton 2-0.
In set one, T.R. Miller and Flomaton were tied 6-6 before the Lady Tigers outscored the Lady Canes 19-6 the remainder of the way to claim a 25-12 win.
Hannah Weaver had four service points and one ace for T.R. Miller in the win while Morgan Manning had three straight. Brittany Warren chipped in three points with one ace and one kill while Kara Bradley and Madalyn Weaver had three straight.
In set two, T.R. Miller held Flomaton to 10 points as they won 25-10 to claim the win.
Krystal Bell had three straight points, Manning had two, Leslie Holmes had one points, Becca Evans had four points and three aces while Amelia Peach had two points. Hannah Weaver had five straight points and one ace to end the game.
TRM varsity 3, Flomaton 2
With their backs against the wall down 2-1 heading into the fourth set, the T.R. Miller Lady Tiger volleyball rallied to take a 3-2 win over Flomaton.
In the two sets lost by the Lady Tigers, they found themselves in deep holes early. In set one—a 25-14 loss—T.R. Miller fell down 5-0 and 10-2. In set three—a 25-23 loss—T.R. Miller once again fell down 5-0, 9-1 and 11-2. In sets that they won —sets two, four and five—T.R. Miller did not allow the early deficits to get to them. In set on, T.R. Miller broke a 21-all tie to win 25-22. In set four, T.R. Miller led 8-3, 11-5 and 20-10. In set five, T.R. Miller led 7-2.
In set one, Karisa Nelson had one service point for the Lady Tigers while Abbi Roberts had three kills, Moriah Brundidge had four points and Amber Terry and Lauren Ward had one block each. Takeysia McFugerson added to service points.
In set two, Nelson, McFugerson and Laurel Billy all had one point each. Terry had two kills and one ace while Ward had three points and one ace. Roberts added three points and one kill while Brundidge finished with three points.
In set three, Nelson had five straight service points, Terry had one point and one kill, Jessica Allan had seven straight points and Brundidge had two points and one ace.
In set four, Roberts had two points and one kill, Terry had one kill, Ward had three points and two aces, McFugerson had two points, Billy had one ace and Allan had four points and one ace.
In the final set, Ward and Roberts had one kill each while McFugerson had one service point. Billy had three points and Nelson had four, one ace and one kill.