Straughn seniors Emily Hammett and Chelsea Powell wait for a serve Monday night. | Andrew Garner/Star-News
Straughn seniors Emily Hammett and Chelsea Powell wait for a serve Monday night. | Andrew Garner/Star-News

Lady Tigers split tri-match Monday

Published 12:01am Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Straughn squandered two big leads in a 2-1 loss to Zion Chapel, but bounced back for a 2-1 victory over Brantley in the night cap of a tri-match on Monday.

The Lady Tigers led 7-2 in the first set and 21-17 in the second set in their 23-25, 21-25 loss to the Lady Rebels from Jack.

Before Straughn took the court for its second match, the school honored its seniors with a short ceremony, where Lady Tigers volleyball coach Daniel Rodgers spoke about the four leaders of the team.

After falling 21-25 in the first set to BHS, SHS won the second set 25-17, which was sparked by a 7-0 run at the mid-way point.

In third, SHS went on a 9-0 run to take 10-2 lead it wouldn’t give up as it won 15-5.

Rodgers said the girls responded well after the opening loss.

“I was proud,” he said about the girls’ effort. “We got to honor our seniors. All of them got to play and we got to play everybody.”

Brantley led 18-9 in the first set and increased its advantage to 21-13 after a short 3-0 run.

Straughn led 15-6 after its 7-0 run in the second set and wouldn’t give up the lead despite Brantley’s athletic play at the net.

SHS took a 2-1 lead, Brantley tied it at 2-2 and the Lady Tigers then went on the 9-0 run in the third for the victory.

The Lady Tigers’ seniors are Angel Carter, Chelsea Powell, Eden Bracewell and Emily Hammett.

ZCHS beat BHS 25-5, 25-18 in the second match.

Straughn visits Providence Christian Academy on Thursday, where it will play in a quad match.

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