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ing more con­sis­tently.

"Team work, team work, team work," said Al­covy coach Amanda Briggs. "When we work to­gether and play to­gether, we can play volleyball."

Get­ting off to a quick start, the Lady Tigers took an early lead and never looked back. Jump­ing out to a 9-3 lead on the sharp serv­ing of Leah An­der­son, who served three con­sec­u­tive aces, Al­covy looked to have game two in the bag.

Con­tin­u­ing to play con­sis­tent volleyball, the Lady Tigers stayed ahead of New­ton the en­tire game un­til the end as the Lady Rams staked a come­back.

Putting to­gether a 13-4 run, the New­ton made the game in­ter­est­ing as they tied the score 24-24 be­fore go­ing up by one at 25-24. Al­covy held off New- ton’s charge and came back to win three straight points and the game, 27-25.

In the third and fi­nal game of the match, the Lady Rams star play­ers would put on a volleyball clinic.

Open­ing the game with an 80 run, Xiong served up six aces as her coun­ter­part Bunch would gather two more kills.

Stay­ing one step ahead of the Lady Tigers the whole game, New­ton played con­sis­tent vol- ley­ball and al­lowed their star play­ers to do the work as Bunch recorded two more aces and an­other kill, while Lo pock­eted five kills.

Also get­ting in on the action was Pol­lock who had two kills and Alia Grif­fith who had the match-winning kill, giv­ing the New­ton a 25-16 victory.

In other action on the night, the Lady Tigers took on the Lady Bull­dogs of Mor­gan County. Af­ter drop­ping the first game 25-20 Al­covy came back to win the sec­ond game 26-24. Head­ing into the de­cid­ing game, the Lady Bull­dogs proved to be too much as they si­lenced the Al­covy in a close 25-22 win.

"We have played Mor­gan County three times al­ready this year and have yet to win," Briggs said. "They are very con­sis­tent; we just wanted to come out and play and try to keep it close."

Also hav­ing to play Mor­gan County in the tri-team match, New­ton would fall to the Mor­gan County as well.

Af­ter drop­ping the first game 24-26 and winning the sec­ond game 25-21, New­ton, like Al­covy did, played a third game to de­ter­mine the win­ner.

Play­ing well and keep­ing it close un­til the end, the Lady Rams would fal­ter as the Mor­gan County pre­vailed in a 25-18 win.

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