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.