TRM volleyball downs WSN Thursday in Brewton
Down 1-0 against W.S. Neal at home Thursday night, the T.R. Miller Lady Tiger varsity volleyball team won three straight games to take down the Lady Eagles 3-1 and avenge an earlier loss to W.S. Neal in East Brewton.
W.S. Neal, now 4-8 overall after suffering their third straight loss, won set one 25-15. From there, T.R. Miller won set two 25-20, set three 25-10 and set four 25-13 to improve to 4-6 overall and end their two-game losing streak.
“It was a great win,” T.R. Miller Lady Tiger head coach Greg White said. “We have struggled the last couple of weeks and it has been a few games since we have had a win. We played really hard Tuesday, but just came up a little short. Tonight in the first set, I don’t know if it was nerves or what, but we settled down after the first set and won three straight. In the last two I thought we were a little more aggressive. I think that was the difference in the ballgame.”
One factor that might have helped T.R. Miller win the game Thursday was their fans and students that showed up in black and were loud the entire game.
“Our student section tonight, I thought was awesome,” White said. “Our cheerleaders came and several students came and they were very loud and noisy and I think that might have helped us out near the end. Tonight was a big night for us. We had a cookout with our SGA to raise money and tried to get some students to come to the game that usually do not come. I think it was a good night overall and a good night for T.R. Miller volleyball. I thank everyone for being here tonight. We go back to work Monday against Bayside. We have our work cut for going down there. We will get back at it and do it again.”
W.S. Neal head coach Jeff Haney had no comment after the game.
In other action Thursday night in Brewton, W.S. Neal Middle School downed Brewton 2-1 as both teams ended their season.
BMS won set one 25-19 but lost set two 25-6. In the third set tie-breaker, W.S. Neal won 15-13 to take the match. W.S. Neal finished 9-1 and Brewton finished 7-1.
In JV action, T.R. Miller defeated W.S. Neal 2-1. T.R. Miller won set one 25-9, W.S. Neal won set two 25-18 and T.R. Miller won set three 15-12.
T.R. Miller improved to 4-6 while W.S. Neal fell to 5-5.
WSNMS 2, BMS 1
Earlier in the year, Brewton handed W.S. Neal their only loss this season to keep them from an undefeated season. Thursday in Brewton, W.S. Neal returned the favor as they kept the Lady Tigers from an undefeated season with a 2-1 win.
In set one, Allie Nelson led Brewton with five service points and Dinah Samuel led the Lady Eagles.
In set two, Bethany McDonald led Brewton with three service points. Samuel led W.S. Neal with nine straight and one ace.
In set three, Caitlyn Smith led Brewton with five service points while Taylor Austin had two kills. For W.S. Neal, Samuel and MeMe Lawson led with three service points.
TRM JV 2, WSN 1
In JV action, T.R. Miller defeated the Lady Eagles of East Brewton 2-1.
In set one, Becca Evans led T.R. Miller with 11 straight points and four service aces. For W.S. Neal, Madison Winchester led with two service points.
In set two, Morgan Manning led with five service points while Brittany Lucas led W.S. Neal with seven points and four aces.
In the third set tiebreaker, Krystal Bell led T.R. Miller with six points and one ace. Winchester’s four points led W.S. Neal.
TRM varsity 3, WSN 1
In varsity action, T.R. Miller rallied from a 1-0 deficit after set one to take down W.S. Neal 3-1.
In set one for T.R. Miller, Abbi Roberts led the Lady Tigers with four service points and two kills. For W.S. Neal, Gracee Dixon led with seven points and two aces.
In set two, Lauren Ward had four service points and one ace and Takeysia McFugerson had four points for T.R. Miller.
For W.S. Neal, Kaitlin Hadaway added three points.
In set three, Laurel Billy led with nine straight service points while Karissa Johnson added two points and one ace.
In set four, Billy had four points along with Ward for T.R. Miller. For W.S. Neal, Stephanie Lambert had two points and one ace.