TRM wins 12th straight county title
Published 6:30 pm Monday, October 10, 2016
The T.R. Miller Lady Tiger volleyball team was hitting on all cylinders Saturday, earning its way to the programs 12th straight county tournament title.
“I’m proud of this team,” said TRM coach Terri Lynne Peacock. “Every player on our team played an important role in our success today. Winning the county tournament 12 years in a row feels good. TRM heads over to JDCC every year knowing there is a lot on the line at this tournament. I’m proud for our school and our program.”
The Tigers went undefeated in all matches versus W.S. Neal, Flomaton an Escambia County.
TRM 2, WSN 0
Leading Miller was Grace Ruzic with eight kills and Myra Reiss with three aces.
TRM 2, Flomaton 0
Leading Miller was Steely Ruzic, Grace Ruzic and Allie Nelson with four kills each. Caitlyn Smith and Nelson each had four aces. Reiss and Mallori Floyd had three aces.
TRM 2, Escambia County 0
Nelson led the team with 10 kills and four aces. Steely Ruzic had six kills.
WSN volleyball earned second place in the tournament going 2-1 against all competition. After falling to TRM in its opening match, the Lady Eagles rebounded with a 2-0 win over Escambia County (25-22, 25-23) and a 2-0 win over Flomaton (25-15, 25-14).
Leading Neal was Dinah Samuel with 21 kills and 12 service winners; Cidney Scott with 10 kills and 15 service winners; and Erin Salter with 12 service winners and 20 digs.
On Oct. 6, TRM defeated an undefeated Straughn 3-2 (25-21, 21-25, 25-17, 32-34 and 15-11).
Leading Miller was Allie Nelson with 19 kills and six aces. Mallori Floyd also had 19 kills. Grace Ruzic and Steely Ruzic both had 10 kills. Myra Reiss had 40 assists. Caitlyn Smith had 21 assists.
The team raised $2,000 for the Side-Out Foundation, which directly funds breast cancer research and support.
Both TRM and WSN will compete in its final matches tomorrow before the area tournament. TRM will travel to play Andalusia at 4 p.m.
WSN will travel to Northview to play at 4 p.m. The match will be a Dig-Pink event to help raise funds for breast cancer research and show support for individuals battling the disease.