Providence Christian tops Andalusia

Published 12:04 am Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Andalusia’s Shambrieka Burnett digs the ball Monday night. The Lady Bulldogs suffered a 3-0 loss to Providence Christian Academy. | Andrew Garner/Star-News

Andalusia couldn’t match Providence Christian’s speed and accuracy Monday night, falling to the Lady Eagles 3-0 in regular season volleyball action at AHS.

The Lady Bulldogs were topped 15-25, 13-25, 12-25, in a match that lasted more than an hour.

AHS head volleyball coach Angie Grimes said a few things were a little “off” Monday night.

“I thought we had a couple good blocks against them, and a couple of good hits,” Grimes said. “But, we need to continue to work on what we need to continue to work on, and that’s getting through area.

“I know we do play Opp (today) and we’re focusing on them,” she said. “Everything we do is about getting better each and every game as a team. We’ll just continue to do that.”

The Lady Eagles went on a 6-0 run midway through the first game to cruise past Andalusia for an early 1-0 lead.

Grimes said PCA is one of the best teams her team will face this season.

“Providence Christian and Enterprise are going to be the top two teams we’re going to play,” she said. “We need to play them.

“Our game plan was to block (against PCA),” she said.

Andalusia’s Shi’Amber Townsend led in kills with six; Omarria McGee had seven service points; and Shambrieka Burnett had three blocks for the Lady Bulldogs.

Providence Christian’s play at the net, tipping balls over and killing from the edges mauled the Lady Bulldogs’ play.

However, trailing 7-21 late in the third game, Andalusia went on a short 4-0 run to indicate they weren’t finishing without a fight.

The Lady Bulldogs will play the Lady Bobcats tonight at OHS. The junior high teams will begin at 4 p.m.

In junior high action, Andalusia crawled back from a 17-24 deficit and went on a 9-0 to beat the Lady Eagles 26-24 in game one, and capped the match with a 25-19 game two win.

In junior varsity action, the Lady Bulldogs fell 22-25, 12-25.