Straughn, Opp see wins, PHS loses
The first thing Straughn coach Lori Kinsaul had her team do after defeating Red Level 25-5, 25-27, 25-8, 25-21 Thursday night was “suicides” — running from one end of the gym to the other and back again.
“We’ve still got a lot of work to do,” Kinsaul said after the game.
The Lady Tigers lost momentum in the second game as Red Level took the lead away for the first time in the match.
Both teams tied the second game up three times coming down the stretch before Red Level took the two-point victory.
In the third game, Straughn seemed to have recovered after a team meeting to win by 17 service points.
The match got close again as Red Level made one last rally in game four, but quickly lost pace at the end, losing by four points.
Straughn’s Katie Beck led her team with 19 service points, including six aces, and four digs on defense; Stephanie Bracewell racked up 15 service points and added 14 assists, four digs and four kills; Brooke Harris had 15 service points and 10 kills; and Kayla Messer had 14 service points, five digs and seven kills.
Straughn will be hosting Zion Chapel next Tues., Sept. 8, starting at 4 p.m. with the junior high team. Red Level will be in a tri-match at Flomaton. Starting time was not available as of press time Friday.
Flomaton 3, Pleasant Home 1
In other action Thursday night, Pleasant Home coach Jerry Davis said his team played “pretty good” despite losing 3-1 in Flomaton on Thursday night.
“We had three starters (out) and we had to pull a junior varsity kid up to varsity for the game,” Davis said. “(Brentin) Fuller pulled her ankle during warm-ups, but I thought my team played extremely well against them.”
The Lady Eagles lost in four games, 9-25, 21-25, 26-24, 12-25 and fell to a 1-3 record.
Davis said the team is battling the flu right now.
“The flu bug is here right now and it’s hit us all the way through,” he said. “We’re improving and working at it and we’ll keep trucking and see how it goes.”
The Lady Eagles will host Laurel Hill (Fla.) next Tues., Sept. 8, at 4 p.m. starting with the junior varsity team.
Opp 3, Laurel Hill 0
The Opp Lady Bobcats defeated Laurel Hill (Fla.) on Thursday night in Opp, 3-0.
“We won last night and it was good to see a little change,” Opp coach Christie Spurlin said. “The team played good together as a team and they hustled. It was kind of a better game than we played all year so far.”
Late Teague had six aces among her 21 service points, two blocks and three kills to help lead her team to the 25-18, 25-16, 25-18 victory.
In junior varsity action, the Lady Bobcats won, 25-14, 25-10.