Lady Tigers drown Geneva

Published 12:02 am Friday, August 24, 2012

Straughn’s Jacie Williamson (10) makes a bock Thursday night against Geneva. | Andrew Garner/Star-News

Straughn laid the smack down on some volleyball drama Thursday night, fighting back from a 1-2 deficit to beat Geneva 3-2 to win its season opener at SHS.

“It was a great effort,” SHS coach Marc Tracy said. “I thought we played really hard.”

The Lady Tigers took a solid command of the match from the start, wining the first game 25-15.

GHS bounced back to win the next two games 25-10 and 25-23 to take a 2-1 lead.

During the third game, SHS was down 24-16 and went on a 7-0 run before the Lady Panthers got the game-winning point.

After winning the fourth game 25-21 to put the match at a 2-2 tie, Tracy said jokingly that this was when the “heart attack” took place.

The Lady Tigers and Panthers swapped back and forth and kept the deciding game close, but SHS came out on top in the with a 15-13 win.

Junior middle hitter Jacie Williamson led SHS with 12 kills, five blocks and 10 service points, seven of which were aces.

Crystal Bonds had six kills; Angel Carter had 15 service points; Emily Hammett had seven assists each; and Courtney Fussell had nine service points and six aces.

SHS will travel to play in a round robin at Daleville High School tomorrow morning.

The Lady Tigers are in a five-team tournament with Rehobeth, Elba, Geneva and Daleville.

SHS starts its tournament at 9 a.m. against Rehobeth.

In junior high action, the Lady Tigers swept the Lady Panthers 2-0.