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Miller volleyball loses in semifinals to Cottage Hill in tourney

Ronnie Knowles | Down South Photography Taylor Austin leaps for the kill.

Ronnie Knowles | Down South Photography
Taylor Austin leaps for the kill.

The T.R. Miller Lady Tiger volleyball team competed in a tournament in Saraland this past weekend against Daphne, Mary G. Montgomery and Mobile Christian in pool play, before competing against UMS-Wright and Cottage Hill in single elimination games. Miller lost to Daphne before defeating Mary G. Montgomery and Mobile Christian. TRM defeated UMS-Wright 2-0 and lost to Cottage Hill in the semifinals 1-2.

 

TRM 1, Daphne 1 (Pool play)

16-25; 29-27

Leading the team was Mallori Floyd with 11 digs and 4 kills; Allie Nelson with 13 digs, 2 ace serves and 4 kills; Steely Ruzic with 9 digs; and Hannah Lisenby with 6 kills.

 

TRM 2, Mary G Montgomery 0 (Pool play)

25-15, 25-16

Leading the team was Allie Nelson with 4 kills 4 ace serves; and Myra Reiss 8 digs.

 

TRM 2, Mobile Christian 0 (Pool play)

25-23  25-13

Leading the team was Grace Ruzic with 5 kills; Steely Ruzic with 5 kills and 6 digs; Mallori Floyd with 7 digs and 1 ace serve; and Allie Nelson with 9 digs and 3 ace serves.

 

TRM 2, UMS-Wright 0 (Single elimination game)

25-16, 25-16

Leading the team was Allie Nelson with 6 aces and 10 digs; Grace Ruzic 5 kills; and Mallori Floyd 11 digs and 3 kills; Madison Douglas; and Steely Ruzic with 5 kills.

 

TRM 1, Cottage Hill 2 (Single elimination game)

25-22.  25-27. 9-15

Leading the team was Allie Nelson with 8 kills.

 

“There was some good volleyball on both sides of the net,” said coach Terri Lynne Peacock. “We did a great job playing together as a team and staying focused. We knew how important it was to play in the lead and not have to fight from behind. I was proud of the intensity we carried throughout the tournament.”

On Thurs., Sept. 15, the middle school, JV and varsity picked up wins against Flomaton. The middle school won 2-0; JV won 2-0; and varsity won 3-0.

The varsity is 3-0 in the area. Senior Taylor Austin led the teams with 11 kills.