TCHS NetDawgs Go 3-0
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It was a good week for the Toombs County High School volleyball team as they picked up three wins. They improved their overall record to 8-5, and they are now 3-2 in Region play. vs. Tattnall
The Lady NetDawgs showcased their skills in a Region match at home against Tattnall on Monday of last week.
The Junior Varsity (JV) team started off slowly but eventually found their rhythm, winning in three sets (19-25, 25-14, and 15-9). The JV team was spearheaded by the efforts of Alivia Patrick, Elida Cruz, and Emma Wright. Emma delivered an impressive performance with 13 service points, 11 aces, and 3 assists. Alivia Patrick also had a notable game with 6 service points, all being aces, and 6 kills. Elida Cruz contributed with 6 service points, 3 aces, and 2 assists. Melinda Fagan and Gracie Peterson both added 2 aces each.
The Varsity team had a remarkable night, winning in three straight sets (2516, 25-1, and 25-9). The star of the night was Martasia Burton, who amassed 27 service points, 8 aces with only 1 service error, and an additional 18 assists. A particularly memorable moment was at the beginning of the second set when she served 18 consecutive points. Other standout performances included Anna Patrick with 11 kills and Arianna Hill with 9 kills.
On Tuesday evening, the Lady NetDawgs showcased a dominant performance, with both JV and Varsity teams sealing victories in all their matches. vs. New Hampstead JV The JV squad defeated New Hampstead in straight sets, with scores of 25-19 and 25-17. Standouts included Elida Cruz, Alivia Patrick, Emma Wright, and Gracie Davila. Their prowess at the service line was particularly notable: Elida secured 8 service points and 3 aces, Alivia achieved 6 service points and 3 aces, Gracie garnered 7 service points and 2 aces, while Emma chipped in with 4 service points and 2 aces. Moreover, Emma provided 8 assists, and Alivia contributed with 8 critical kills. The team’s collective effort was commendable.
Turning to the Varsity matches, Arianna Hill shined against New Hampstead, accumulating teamhighs with 10 service points, 5 aces, 5 digs, and 4 kills. Emma Wright also made her mark with 6 service points and 3 aces. Both Martasia Burton and Anabel Cruz supported the team’s efforts with 5 assists each, while Anna Patrick contributed 3 kills. vs. Jenkins
In their subsequent face-off against Jenkins HS, the Lady Netdawgs continued their momentum. The serving skills of Makayla Brewton, Scarlett Stanley, Martasia Burton, and Emma Wright were on full display. Anna Patrick was a force to be reckoned with at the net, registering 6 kills.
All in all, it was an impeccable week for the Lady NetDawgs. The Varsity team went 3-0, boosting their record to 8-5 overall and 3-2 in the Region, while the JV squad improved to 5-2. They were back in action on Monday of this week after presstime at Brantley County. They will be at Long County on Thursday at 5:00 p.m.
ahead of Brewton-Parker despite the battling Lady Barons climbing their way back late. Wesleyan secured the match in a 25-22 victory.
Despite falling in the match, Brewton-Parker led 45-34 in kills while also leading 43-28 in assists. The Lady Barons gave up 37 errors in the match while Wesleyan gave up 18. Amme Mobley led BPC with 12 kills with a .474 attacking percentage followed by Jalisia Famber with nine kills and a .316 hitting percentage. Two Lady Barons recorded double-digit assists with Jelisa Alexander with 21 and Katy Mathis with 16. vs. Claflin
Brewton-Parker Women’s Volleyball hosted Claflin (S.C.) on Thursday night to continue nonconference action. The Lady Barons (36) dropped the match to the Panthers (4-2) in a four-set defeat in Gillis Gymnasium.
“Disappointed in tonight’s result, but there were positives to draw from,” Head Coach Obed Quiles said. “Our serves improved tonight compared to the last few matches. There are other aspects of our game we must improve on if we want to compete.”
Claflin opened with three straight points before the Lady Barons took control of the opening set, returning with a 7-1 swing to lead 7-4. BPC held control for most of the first set until the Panthers clawed their way back late, closing out the set with a 9-2 run to win 25-20.
Brewton-Parker dominated the second set after a sluggish start, securing a convincing 25-11 win over Claflin. BPC produced the best set of the night with a .474 hitting percentage and 11 kills. Both teams battled in the third set with the Panthers leading the way for most of the set, capturing a 25-19 win.
The visitors jumped out to an early 10-1 lead in the fourth set and kept their foot on the gas to slam the door shut on BPC, winning the match with a 25-13 victory.
Claflin edged out Brewton- Parker 33-32 in kills while the Lady Barons led 12-7 in aces. Keelie Jordan led with eight kills followed by Amme Mobley and Jalisia Famber with six each. R’eyahn Shaffer recorded five aces to lead the Lady Barons. Jelisa Alexander produced 21 assists. Two Lady Barons notched double- digit digs with Kinsley Jordan recording 16 followed by Shaffer with 14. vs. Faulkner
SSAC action resumed on Saturday afternoon as Brewton-Parker Women’s Volleyball hosted Faulkner (Ala.) in Gillis Gymnasium. The Lady Barons (3-7, 0-4 SSAC) were swept by the Eagles (3-9, 2-2 SSAC) in a tough afternoon battle.
“We played well, but it was not enough for us to win,” Head Coach Obed Quiles said. “Our service continues to be a strong point for us. We need to improve on getting the ball down and increasing our offensive threat.”
After a close back-andforth battle to open the first set, Faulkner began to edge out Brewton-Parker with a five-point advantage. The Lady Barons fought their way back into the set, securing a 14-13 lead. Both sides were drawn 16-16 before the Eagles managed to pull away to win the opening set 25-20.
Faulkner went on a 7-0 run after Brewton-Parker opened the second set with a 6-5 lead. The Eagles remained in control of the set, winning 25-17 for the twoset advantage. The visitors continued control of the score in the third set, securing another 25-17 set victory for the sweep.
Faulkner led the game 49-24 in kills with a .327 hitting percentage. BPC led 5-4 in aces. The Lady Barons’ best hitting set came in the second frame, recording a .217 hitting percentage. Kinsley Jordan and Naomi Taake recorded six kills each. Jelisa Alexander led BPC with three aces while also leading with 22 assists. R’eyahn Shaffer recorded a match-high 12 digs.
The Lady Barons return to play tbis weekend with a road trip to Loyola (La.) and William Carey (Miss.) which begins on Friday at 7 p.m. in New Orleans.