BULLDOGS RALLY FOR WIN: Andalusia battles back to top SHS Tigers

Published 12:05 am Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Andalusia Lady Bulldogs rallied to pull off a 2-1 victory over the Straughn Lady Tigers in Monday night volleyball action in Andalusia.

In the first set, the Lady Tigers got strong performances from Hannah Lawless and Allie Kelley to help pick up a 25-15 victory.

Straughn went up early before Andalusia fought back to tie the set at 5-5.

A couple of aces from Kelley and kills from Lawless sparked a big run to pull off the first set win.

Andalusia jumped out front in the second set, but the Lady Tigers to take a 15-11 win.

The Lady Bulldogs then got a solid serving run from Mary Katherine Salter to trim the Lady Tiger lead down to 18-16.

Isa Reyes then went on an 8-0 a run a few points later to give the Lady Bulldogs a 25-23 victory.

With the win, the Lady Bulldogs forced a winner-take-all game three.

Straughn jumped out front to start the set, but big scores from Tori English and Anna Brady pushed the Lady Bulldogs to a 15-9 win.

Andalusia rallied to tie the game at 8-8 and then finished the match off with a 7-1 run to pull of the victory.

“I’m really proud of the way the girls stepped up and played together,” Andalusia head coach Angie Grimes said. “We had some really good passes, but we are still committing too many errors. Overall, I’m proud of the girls for getting a win on senior night, especially against Straughn. They are always some of our toughest competition.”

Straughn head coach Daniel Rodgers said his team has to be able to finish matches.

“We started off really hot and then we gave them all of the momentum,” Rodgers said. “After that, we just weren’t able to find an answer. Credit Andalusia though, they hit us in the mouth and made us like it, so to speak.”