TRM teams get wins Thursday at BMS
On Thursday, the T.R. Miller Lady Tiger volleyball teams had a busy day at Brewton Middle School as they hosted a summer play-date tournament.
Five varsity teams, three junior varsity teams and two middle school teams played on three different courts in a day filled with summer volleyball games.
T.R. Miller, Monroe County, Jay, Baldwin County and Andalusia were the five varsity teams in action while Andalusia, T.R. Miller and Monroe County’s JV teams played in junior varsity action. In middle school action, Brewton and Andalusia’s middle schools were the lone teams.
T.R. Miller’s varsity team went 3-1 with wins over Monroe County, Andalusia and Jay while losing to Baldwin County. The JV team went 2-0 with wins over Andalusia and Monroe County while the Brewton Middle School team went 3-0 with wins over Andalusia.
“I thought we had a very good day today,” T.R. Miller Lady Tiger varsity and JV head coach Greg White said. “Our whole theme this summer has been to be aggressive on offense and we spent a lot of time on the offensive side of the ball today because of that work this summer. In my opinion, the games we were able to win today was because of our aggressiveness on offense. Against Baldwin County, we may have played our best games in the two losses today to them. Baldwin County is pretty good and I have no problem with the way my kids played against them. Baldwin County just made a few more plays than we did. My kids fought as hard as they did all day long.”
White said he thinks the tournament Thursday will help his team heading into the start of fall practice Monday.
“I think this is a nice little kick-start for us going into fall,” White said. “We struggled a little bit last year, but by the end of the season, we started to figure some things out. I thought going into this summer, we were going to be a little ahead of the game from where we were last year and we were. We just have to keep building on what we have done. There is always room for improvement, but I am very pleased with where are now. I think all three teams—the middle school, JV and varsity—all did a great job today.”
In varsity action, T.R. Miller defeated Monroe County 2-0 with a 25-14 win in set one and a 25-7 win in set two. Against Baldwin County, T.R. Miller lost 2-0. T.R. Miller lost 25-17 in set one and 25-18 in set two. Against Andalusia, T.R. Miller won 2-0 as they took set one 25-21 and set two 25-12. In their finale against Jay, T.R. Miller won 2-0. The Lady Tigers took set one 25-17 and set two 25-18.
Against Monroe County in set one, Moriah Brundidge led with three aces while Krystal Bell had seven service points. Abbi Roberts had two kills and five service points while Amber Terry had two kills and one ace. Karisa Nelson finished with two points.
In set two, Bell had four service points and one ace while Terry had two kills, two points and one ace. Robert had one service points and Jessica Allan had seven straight service points. Nelson had three kills while Amelia Peach had three service points.
Against Andalusia, Roberts led with seven service points and one ace in set one. In set two, Peach led with 10 points and two aces.
Against Jay, Roberts led with six service points in set one. In set two, Allan had five service points and Brundidge had five with one ace.
Varsity stats from the Baldwin County were not known as of press time.
In JV action, T.R. Miller beat Andalusia 2-0 winning set one 25-13 and 25-11. Against Monroe County, T.R. Miller won 2-0. T.R. Miller took set one 25-17 and set two 25-8.
For the JV team against Andalusia in set one, Caitlyn Smith had three service points, Makayla Harrison had four service points and one ace and Brittany Warren had three points with one being an ace.
Grace Ruzic had four points, Taylor Austin had an ace and a kill while Maggie Rowell and Shelby Carter had one point each.
In set two, Austin had four points and three aces while Carter had two kills. Allie Nelson had nine straight points and one kill and Rowell had two points with one being an ace. Mary Allison Peace had two points in the win.
No other JV stats were known as of press time.
In middle school action, Brewton defeated Andalusia 2-0 in their second game of the day. The Lady Tigers won 25-7 in set one and 25-13 in set two. In their first game of the day against Andalusia, Brewton won 2-0 winning 25-17 in set one and 25-16 in set two.
In their final game of the day, Brewton took down Andalusia again 2-0 winning 25-18 and 25-23.
In middle school action against the second game against Andalusia, Hannah Lisenby led with seven straight service points and two aces in set one.
Mallori Floyd had three points and two kills while Steel Ruzic had three points. Anna Grace White had two aces while Myra Reiss had an ace and one kill.
Anna Kate Brittain had three points and two aces.
In set two, Ruzic had five points, Floyd had two points with one being an ace, White had an ace, Reiss had two points, Brittain had one, Lisenby had five points with one being an ace and Gabbi Soloman had one ace.
No other middle school stats were known as of press time.