Lady Tigers win four in Gatesville tourney
Thursday, 06 September 2012 by Grayson Edds
The last week of pre-district play has been indicative of what the Tigers Volleyball team is truly made of. They played in the Gatesville Tournament in Gatesville on both Thursday and Saturday, and in between they played against Salado in Salado on Friday.
The Tiger Volleyball team took home the win this past weekend in the Gatesville Tournament, scoring 25-12 and 25-22 against Reicher and 25-6 and 25-22 against Jarrell in their first and second games.
Their third game, however, the team was out-performed by Lago Vista, ending with a final score of 19-25 and 19-25.
That one loss didn't slow them down much. They were just getting warmed up when they took on Shoemaker during the first set and lost 16-25, and then proceeded to show Shoemaker up with a score of two more sets scoring 25-22 and 25-17, which gave Belton the victory.
Their fifth game was against Copperas Cove JV, and the Tigers made it a quick victory in two sets by scoring 25-8 and 25-15.
"We came out fifth out of 24 teams," said Coach Stacy Meyers. "The team that beat us went to the championship game, so we lost to a good team. We didn't fool around. It was a good weekend."
To make a good weekend better, the girls also put up a strong fight against Salado on Friday in a five-game set. The girls lost the first game 17-25, but found their rhythm in the second with a win of 25-20. Their third game was close, ending 19-25, but they didn't stop there. They won the fourth game 25-22 and the fifth game 25-8.
"It was a pretty big win because we were fighting for points," Meyers said. "In the fourth and fifth games, we kicked it into another gear, and it was a good win for us."
If confidence is what this team lacked after their previous season, scores like these should certainly boost their spirits. Seniors Savannah Frick and Alexus Dunning as well as junior Brieanne Brown were all named as heavy hitters for the team, but Meyers said that the team is doing well and the primary reason for that is their team mentality.
"We're all real players, and that helps our team accomplish the goals that we set. We work as a team," she said.
After a game in Lorena on Tuesday, Meyers said she looks forward to a little downtime to practice in the gym to work out some kinks before their next game against Marble Falls, which is only three days before their first district game against Killeen on Sept. 7.