Volleyball squads make coaches happy with wins
In what coach Ginger Williams called one of her teams’ best performances of the season, the Thorsby volleyball team on Sept. 3 defeated Holtville, 25-20, 26-24, and was nipped by Marbury, 25-19, 19-25, 13-15.
In the first match, Brittany Maddox recorded six kills, nine aces and three digs for the Rebels (6-4). Teammate Michelle Hendrix added two kills and three digs, Holly Smith had 13 assists and two aces and Desiree Evans had two kills and three aces.
In the second match, Maddox was good for four digs and 10 kills, Evans had three kills and seven digs, Hendrix had three aces and 16 digs, Stephanie Moore had eight digs, Smith had seven digs and 19 assists, and Kendra Dawson had 12 digs.
Also on Sept. 3, Jemison won its 10th consecutive match with a 25-15, 25-16, 25-17 win at Chilton County High.
Jemison coach Leighsa Robinson, whose team hasn’t lost since Aug. 24, said the Panthers didn’t started out sluggish.
“We got better in the second game, and then the third game was pretty good,” Robinson said.
Jemison (13-4) rode the serving of setter Kasi Wells, who was on the line for 12 points in Game 1 and 22 points total.
Wells recorded 11 aces to go along with 19 assists, nine kills and two blocks.
Teammate Tabatha Cork had three assists and eight kills, and Dallis Vanderslice added five digs.
– From staff reports
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