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AHS, OHS swept in volleyball; SHS improves to 6-1

The Andalusia Lady Bulldogs were swept Thursday night by Providence Christian Academy in Andalusia, 3-0.

The Lady Bulldogs lost 23-25, 18-25, 21-25.

“We played well; we weren’t in that bad of shape,” Andalusia coach Angie Grimes said.

Andalusia (2-5, 1-0 in Class 4A, Area 3) will host its annual volleyball tournament today starting at 9 a.m. in the volleyball gym at AHS.

The tournament consists of eight teams and will be played in the best two-out-of-three pool play format.

Andalusia, Red Level, Opp and Russell County will be in Pool A, while Zion Chapel, Kinston, Enterprise and Highland Home will be in Pool B.

Straughn 3, Pleasant Home 0

Straughn defeated Pleasant Home 25-16, 25-21, 25-21 Thursday night at PHS.

“I felt like we competed and they’re better than we are,” Pleasant Home coach Jerry Davis said. “They have a nice bunch of kids. We competed the best we could. Our girls made it respectable the last two matches.”

Davis said one thing the team still needs work on is serving.

“We didn’t serve the ball well (Thursday),” he said. “If they serve it, you’ve got to get the ball back in on the other side. If you can hit it when they’re serving, you can play with most teams.”

Davis added that despite the number of losses his team has seen this season, he believes they can still play with the best in their area.

“If we can go out and play well, we can host and advance in the playoffs in a way,” Davis said. “Looking down the line, I think we’re going to be competitive in the playoffs. I’m proud of my girls.”

Earlier this week, the Lady Eagles defeated Laurel Hill (Fla.), 3-2.

Pleasant Home and Straughn will each have a game next Tues., Sept. 15.

The Lady Eagles will host Flomaton at 4 p.m., starting with the junior high team and the Lady Tigers (6-1, 1-0 in Class 3A, Area 3) will travel to play Opp starting at 4 p.m.

Kinston 3, Opp 0

Kinston swept Opp (3-8, 1-1 in Class 4A, Area 2) Thursday night winning 13-25, 12-25, 15-25.

“Kinston has a good team, but we just didn’t make it,” Opp coach Christie Spurlin said. “It wasn’t a bad match at all. We pretty much stayed with them, but it wasn’t quite enough.”

In other action Thursday, the Bobcats junior varsity team lost 2-0 to Kinston, 20-25, 14-25.

The junior high team lost 2-0 and the scores were 14-25, 17-25.