T-Birds come up just short against Jackets

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

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 didnt 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

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