Addison eliminates Lady Eagles in state volleyball tournament

Published 11:31 am Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Pleasant Home Lady Eagles were eliminated from the state playoffs after falling to the Addison Lady Bulldogs 3-0 Wednesday morning in the opening round of the 2016 Class 1A state tournament in Birmingham.

In the opening set of the day, the Lady Eagles went on top to start the contest, but Addison rallied back for a 25-15 victory.
River Baldwin picked up a kill early to put the Lady Eagles up 4-2.
Addison tied the game 4-4 with an ace, and then took the lead a few moments later.
Abby Walker tacked on a kill for the Lady Eagles, but Pleasant Home still trailed 17-6.
The Lady Eagles didn’t give up and started to claw back into the game.
Camille Holley made a great play to save the ball off the net and Walker finished the play with kill to trim the Addison lead down to 21-12.
The Lady Bulldogs added four points to take a 25-15 win.
The Lady Bulldogs came storming out of the gate and held off Pleasant Home for a 25-8 win to give them a 2-0 lead in the match.
Addison rolled out to a 7-0 lead in the second set before a kill from Baldwin put the Lady Eagles on the board.
Baldwin followed with a block to make the score 7-2.
A tip and another kill from Baldwin then made it 9-4, but the Lady Bulldogs continued to play strong.
Sissy Martin picked up a kill for the Lady Eagles to make it 12-8.
Addison scored 13-straight points to close out the game with a 25-8 win.
Pleasant Home got an early lead in the third set, but the Addison Lady Bulldogs finished off the Lady Eagles with a 25-6 win.
Walker started off the contest with an ace for the Lady Eagles and then kill from Baldwin gave Pleasant Home a 2-0 lead.
Holley made the score 3-1 with a diving hit that found an open space on the Lady Bulldogs’ side of the floor.
Martin picked up a kill to leave Pleasant Home trailing 9-5, but Addison scored 16 of the next 17 points to to eliminate the Lady Eagles from the tournament.
“That is a really good team we just played,” Pleasant Home head volleyball coach Jerry Davis said. “They are the two-time defending champs from 2A and now they are in 1A. I felt like we might have been a little nervous at the beginning of the game. There really isn’t much you can say about it. It wasn’t a good day for us and at this point in the year, you can’t have bad days. These girls have battled all season. Honestly, coming into the season I didn’t think there was any way we could get to the state tournament, these girls have surpassed expectations and I’m extremely proud of them all.”