JDCC volleyball takes down Lawson State Wednesday

Published 9:05 am Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Jefferson Davis Community College Lady Warhawk volleyball team all but clinched a spot in the regional tournament next week after they downed Lawson State 3-0 Wednesday night in Brewton.
JDCC, now 9-17 overall and 5-8 in conference play, won set one 25-14, set two 25-22 and set three 25-19 to get the win.
“I am really proud at the way we came out and played,” JDCC head coach Misti Nims said. “We kept our composure and did not allow Lawson to take any momentum from us. This was an exciting game to watch and we grew as a team today. I emphasis team because it was a true team effort. Everyone did their part and our defense was all over the place. Not many balls hit the floor. With the win, we have qualified for the region tournament as the fifth seed. It has been two long years since we have participated and I am very excited as well as the girls.”
There was still a small chance that JDCC could not make it to the tournament, but a Thursday win over Southern Union will seal the deal.
Nims said Southern Union has her team and Faulkner left to play. If Southern Union won both games, they would go to the tournament instead of JDCC.
In set one, Tara Gafford led with four kills while Jenny Daniels led with five kills and one ace in set two.
In set three, Tori Daniels led with three kills and three aces.
Overall, Gafford finished with eight kills, one solo block and one block assist while Daniels finished with seven kills and three aces.
Tori Bracewell led with seven kills and four aces. Kayla White finished with five kills and 13 assists along with two solo blocks and one block assist.
KiKi Youngblood added four kills, one solo block and one block assist. Amber Huskey added three kills and one block assist while Arissa Bray had 17 assists.
JDCC was to play in their final region game at Southern Union Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and will return home Friday at 6 p.m. to play Gulf Coast in a makeup game from earlier in the year.
On Monday, JDCC will play their final regular season game of the year—another makeup game from earlier in the year—when they take on the University of Mobile-JV team at 6 p.m.