Lady Rams top Alcovy at tri-match
On Tuesday afternoon, the Newton Rams traveled cross town to take on the Alcovy Tigers women’s volleyball team.
Looking to hold on to the bragging rights that the football team retrieved two weeks ago for the school, the Lady Tigers would find themselves backed into a corner.
After splitting the first two games 25-19, 25-27, Alcovy would eventually succumb to terrific play by Newton's Salina Xiong and April Lo 25-16 in the deciding third game.
In the first game of the night, the Lady Rams took a commanding 15-1 lead as Kayla Bunch served up four aces along with two kills.
Able to fight their way back to 197, the Lady Tigers put the ball in the hands of Holly Oakes whose service game brought Alcovy to life.
Serving for 11 consecutive points with three aces, Oakes brought the Lady Tigers back to within one point making the score 19-18.
Putting the ball back in the hands of Bunch with only six points needed would be all Newton would have to do. Gathering one more ace and setting up teammate Joy Pollock for the game winning kill, the Lady Rams would take the first game 25-19.
In the second game of the evening the, Alcovy regained its swagger as they started communicating and play-