It was two up and two down for the Blountstown Lady Tigers as they defeated both Vernon and South Walton during their opening week on the volleyball court.
“I’ve been proud of the girls,” says Coach Tanya Durham. “They’re playing well as a team and showing quite a bit of improvement from last year, but we still have some things to work on.”
Vernon came calling Sept. 1 and the Tigers sent them packing, 25-15, 25-6, 25-15.
The Lady Tiger serving attack was most impressive. Audrey Eubanks had nine serving attempts and nine aces. Selena Williams came in with 14 attempts and 11 service points. She added four kills and nine assists to the win. Brittany Griffin offered four aces, six points, and five kills.
BHS traveled to South Walton Thursday and brought home a 25-9, 25-20, 25-15 win.
Williams brought in 16 service points and had four aces, along with 15 assists. Griffin provided eight points, six aces, and four assists. Sierra Chason had seven points and six aces. Erin Fowler had seven points and four aces, while Shaterial Davis had six points and six aces. Eubanks provided nine assists.
“Defensively, Sierra did a great job. She had eight digs and Erin had five digs,” says Coach Durham.
In J.V. action, the Lady Tigers also ended the week at 2-0. They defeated Vernon, 25-22, 25-12.
“Tiffany Abbott did real good and we had some very good serving by Kaycee Yon,” says Coach Durham.
Against South Walton, the J.V. girls won 25-14, 25-15. “Kaycee had a good serving game and it was just a good team effort,” Coach Durham remarks.
The Lady Tigers were set to travel to Sneads on Tuesday (details unavailable at press time). They will host Holmes County Thursday with game time at 5 p.m. for J.V., followed by varsity at 6 p.m. The girls travel to Marianna o Monday with game times the same.