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5th District Volleyball Tournament Held in RBS

 

By: Wally Etheridge

  The
5th District volleyball tournament got underway last Tuesday night in the dog
pound gym in Red Boiling Springs with host team taking on the Lady Tigerettes
from Gordonsville. The other teams playing were top seeded Friendship
Christian, second seed Watertown and third seed Trousdale County.



  This
if the first time the volleyball tournament has ever been held in Red Boiling
Springs. There was a nice crowd on hand to see which two teams would advance to
the region 4 later this week in Jackson County.

The
first game featured the Lady Tigerettes from Gordonsville taking on the host
team – the lady Bulldogs of Red Boiling Springs. This was a single elimination
tournament so anything could happen.

  With
a nice crowd on hand, the Lady Bulldogs took to the floor to face Gordonsville.
The lady Bulldogs started out playing terrible and before you knew it the Lady
Tigerettes had built up an 8-point lead and from there they battled back but
could not catch Gordonsville and lost the first game, 25-17, to take a
1-to-nothing lead in a best-3-of-5 match.

These
Lady Bulldogs had better wake up or their season was going to end very soon.
These Lady Bulldogs are laden with seniors and Coach Butler has had a problem
all year getting them to play up to their potential.

  The
second game was like a new bunch of girls had put on the Red Boiling uniforms.
These kids came out on fire and before Gordonsville knew what was going on the
Lady Bulldogs had jumped out to an early 6-to-1 lead and never looked back as
Red Boiling Springs took game 2 by a score of 25 to 11. The third game got the
officials into the game as both sides were voicing their opinions about some
calls, but the officials handled it. There were enough unenforced mistakes in
the third game that sloppy play contributed to the Lady Tigerettes playing out
of control and the Lady Bulldogs walked away with a 25-18 victory, therefore
putting Gordonsville on the team bus home.

  So
far, the girls from Red Boiling Springs, who were doing most of the damage were
Mayson Burgerner, Sherena Swoner, Faith Asberry, Hanna Peek, Lauren Patch,
Kesha Davis, Cheyanne Henderson and Kristen Davis.

The
third game and, as it turns out, the last one between RBS and Gordonsville was
close early before the Lady Bulldogs started to wear the Tigerettes down and
you could tell the girls from Smith County were just about through. The Lady
Bulldogs had captured this contest by a score of 25-17, therefore sending
Gordonsville home and now the real test will be how to handle the machine – the
commanders from Friendship Christian.

The
girls from Friendship Christian came out and completely dominated the much
smaller kids from Red Boiling and had very little trouble as the jumped out to
a early 11-6 lead and never looked back, trouncing Red Boiling Springs by a
final score of 25-12. The second game was not much different as the much taller
girls from Friendship appear on the way to the State Tournament. Friendship
handled RBS by a score of 25-13.

  The
third and final score was Friendship 25 and RBS 7. In playing Friendship, you
need to understand they have three girls that are 6ft-3-inches and all are
great athletes. Coach Butler and Coach Patch do great job with these kids.

Game stats from the district tournament: Kristin
Davis – 8 kills, 4 blocks, 1 ace; Cheyanne Henderson – 2 kills, 2 blocks, 1
ace; Kesha Davis – 4 kills, 2 aces; Lauren Patch – 12 kills, 9 aces; Hanna Peek
– 5 kills, 3 aces; Faith Asberry – 5 kills, 23 assists, 2 aces; Ashlyn Murphy –
1 kill, 7 assists, 2 aces; Sherena Swoner – 45 defensive digs, 1 ace; Maysun
Burgerer – 6 kills, 2 blocks, 1 ace