T-Birds come up just short against Jackets
The Mitchell Lady Bluejackets eked out a close, hard-fought win in a five-setter over the Eastern Greene Lady Thunderbirds on the volleyball court Tuesday night.
After losing the first two sets 22-25 and 24-26 the Lady Jackets rallied to take the next three 26-24, 25-19 and 15-12.
“It was a hard fought battle tonight by both teams,” Eastern Greene coach Whitney Russell said. “I was proud of the way the girls fought, we just didn’t come out with the win tonight.”
The match featured many long rallies and hustle on both sides.
For the Lady T-Birds Timber Falin played really well at the net with 16 kills and 4 solo blocks.
Russell commented, “I also thought Cydney Burris was hustling for every second ball and connected well with our hitters. We just struggled to put the ball down when it was needed.”
The Lady T-Bird coach called it “A hard loss,” but said there were some things they can learn from as a team and as individual players.
EASTERN GREENE STATISTICS
Timber Falin - 16 kills, 13 digs, 4 solo blocks, 2 assists, 1 ace
Cydney Burris - 1 kill, 13 digs, 2 block assists, 29 assists, 2 aces
Jordan Shaw - 9 kills, 19 digs, 2 assists, 8 aces
Hallie Benefiel - 1 kill, 17 digs, 1 ace
Rachael Sparks - 4 kills, 4 digs, 2 block assists, 3 solo blocks
Cloey Burris - 4 kills, 14 digs
Cheyanne Sims - 16 digs, 1 assist, 3 aces
Sam Fulford - 1 kill, 5 digs, 2 assists