Volleyball roundup: Selma falls to Chilton County at home

Published 11:22 pm Tuesday, September 8, 2015

By Justin Fedich | Selma Times-Journal

It wasn’t the result Selma had hoped for, but Saints’ head coach Melissa White saw plenty of fight in her young team.

Selma (1-4) fell to Chilton County in four sets Tuesday 25-21, 15-25, 20-25, 15-25. The Saints’ record might not indicate success, but White has seen a growing team that is getting more competitive with each match.

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“We played a heck of a ball game,” White said.

White was especially proud of her team for coming back in the third set. Trailing 12-2 with the sets tied one apiece, the Saints narrowed the deficit two just two points. While they ultimately lost the third set, White was proud of the effort.

“They have to stay poised even in the mistakes, but they still fought hard,” White said.

White said her freshman Pearl King was one of the bright spots on her team during Tuesday’s match.

“She got a lot of digs, she got kills. She’s still learning the game. She made some mistakes but she made up for those mistakes. She really stood out and really impressed me,” White said.

White wasn’t too hurt from the loss because she recognized that Chilton County was a quality opponent.

White was able to walk away from the match with optimism for what’s to come in the future.

“I appreciate my girls for being able to fight through and fight to the finish,” White said.

Selma plays its next match at Hillcrest Thursday at 4:30 p.m.


Morgan volleyball falls on the road

The Senators fell to 2-5 on the season at Kingwood Tuesday. Morgan lost in three sets, but head coach Caroline Averitt was proud of what she saw from her team. Averitt said Cassidy Lawrence and Liz Barton both played well. Averitt said despite the loss, the communication and team spirit was much better than it had in other matches. All season, Averitt has encouraged her team to enjoy the matches, and she felt like on Tuesday, the team did just that.

This match marked the last match of a weekend tournament.Averitt was impressed with the stats some of her players were able to put up.. Sarah Combs and McKenzie Williams made the all-tournament team for Morgan. Combs finished the tournament with nine kills and nine aces. Williams finished the tournament with 13 kills and seven aces.

Morgan’s next match is against Coosa Valley Academy Monday at 4 p.m.


Meadowview loses first match of the season

The Meadowview Christian Trojans (7-1) lost  for the first time this season to New Life Christian in a four-set match 22-25, 26-24, 23-25, 23-25 Tuesday on the road. The Trojans’ next match is Tuesday at Clay County Christian  at 4 p.m.