(2010 - 2011) - Volleyball - Varsity

vs. Byrnes,

Date: Oct. 05, 2010
Time: 06:30 PM
Location: Byrnes High School

 MAVS BEAT BYRNES IN 4:  23-25;26-24;25-18;25-20 

The Lady Mavs played a crucial match Tuesday night with playoff implications against a Byrnes squad that has given them all they could handle in two previous meetings this year.  In the first region match up the Mavs won 3 games to 2 with the 5th and deciding set going to 15-13.  And then on Saturday at the Southside Christian tournament the Mavs won 2 games to 1 in another tight match.  With this game being at the Byrnes Gym, another tough match was in order.

In game 1, the home team came out with some fire and energy and the Mavs were hitting balls all over the spacious gym at Byrnes resulting in a 7-1 lead for the Rebels.  The Mavs did settle down and make a game of it before falling 25-23.

In game 2, the battle was tight throughout as both teams were playing much better.  Senior co-captain Heather Granger came alive in game 2 (finishing the match with 21 kills) and some strong defense by Junior Katie Faith (a match high and season high 39 digs) gave the Mavs what seemed like a 23-21 lead forcing a Byrnes timeout.  After a Byrnes kill and a "scoring malfunction" the Rebels suddenly had a 23-22 lead.  But the "scoring malfunction" would not get to Mavs and they would prevail over the Rebels 26-24.

In game 3, Granger, and middle hitters Laura Woodlee (8 kills) and Kentra Washington (13 kills) really picked up the pace against the Rebels and had the home team on its heels throughout the game allowing the Mavs to storm to a 25-18 win in a dominating set.

In game 4, another slow start by the Mavs made things look like another 5 setter was in the works.  Down 17-12 when, on the strength of Junior Kayla Whitten's serving, the Mavs stormed back to take a 22-18 lead and later closed out the match with a 25-20 victory to bring their region record to 4-4 overall and in 4th place in Region 2 AAAA and looking good for a playoff push.

The Mavs continue region play on Thursday against JL Mann back at home.  Game time 6:30.  Go Mavs!

Game Stats:

 

  ACES KILLS ASSISTS BLOCKS DIGS
Whitten, Kayla 1 7 39 0 7
Faith, Katie 0 10 0 2 39
Granger, Heather 3 21 0 5 20
Landers, Dana 0 0 0 0 26
Washington, Kentra 0 13 0 8 3
Cooper, Emily 2 0 0 0 17
Woodlee, Laura 3 8 0 0 3
Sullivan, Carolyn 0 3 0 1 5
Hauser, Sammy 0 0 0 0 3
Scott, Chelsey 0 0 0 0 2

 

 

 

 

 SeasonTotal Stats:

 

 

 

  ACES KILLS ASSISTS BLOCKS DIGS
Whitten, Kayla 36 52 454 4 108
Granger, Heather 35 218 3 31 248
Landers, Dana 7 2 5 0 420
Faith, Katie 13 131 1 15 239
Woodlee, Laura 36 166 2 59 44
Washington, Kentra 3 137 2 78 13
Cooper, Emily 19 2 1 0 140
Scott, Chelsey 2 11 6 8 34
Hauser, Sammy 6 2 0 0 31
Davis, Hayley 0 0 0 0 15
Sullivan, Carolyn 1 5 0 1 8
Ramsey, Jenna 1 3 1 0 4