DHS volleyball falls to SCHS

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 14, 2005

The Demopolis High volleyball team fell to 1-2 on the season after a disappointing home loss to the Sumter County Wildcats Monday afternoon at the Demopolis gymnasium.

After a season-opening loss to Thomasville back on August 25, Hurricane Katrina shuffled around the Tigers’ schedule and their first game back in action was at Sumter County in York last week. DHS played solid volleyball to defeat the Wildcats and even their record at 1-1, but SCHS had different ideas from the get-go Monday as strong defense helped earn them a 25-21 win in game 1.

DHS fought back to even the match at 1 in game 2, coasting to an easy 25-13 win.

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Game 3 was back-and-forth affair as a kill by Shawnese Armstead at 15-all and a kill and block back-to-back by Sara Davis knotted the game at 20. But SCHS pushed ahead with two quick points to go up 22-20 and took the game 25-21.

Things fell apart for the Tigers in game 5 as the Wildcats took the match by the throat with a 15-1 run to open the game. Efforts by Davis and Blakely Tartt helped get the lead back to 19-6 but several excellent digs by the Wildcats kept the pressure on and DHS was unable to respond. SCHS took the game by a score of 25-8 and the match three games to one.

DHS will look to even their record at 2-2 with a better performance when they next take the court, playing host to Greensboro Wednesday at 4:30 at the Demopolis gymnasium.