Bulldogs beat Tigers in four

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 29, 2007

SWEET WATER &8212; In a match up between two local volleyball teams, Demopolis High School and Sweet Water High School, the team that sustained their streaks the longest came out on top. In this case it was the Bulldogs, who beat out the Tigers in four games.

Neither of the two groups dominated the match up, but Sweet Water High School&8217;s group proved more consistent and able to hang on to their runs longer than their opponent from the north of the county. The Tigers showed streaks of promise, but the group lacked the steam to retain their advantage.

Both of the first two games ended close, 25-21 and 25-23. In the first the two groups went back and forth in small increments at first and then in streaks halfway through. In the second game, Demopolis grabbed an early lead, leading 23-18 as the end approached, but the Bulldogs weren&8217;t dissuaded and mounted a seven consecutive points comeback to win and go up 2-0.

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Moore fingered lack of communication as her group&8217;s biggest issue, as the group missed several balls because players didn&8217;t call for it. Theses miscues were part of the reason her group dropped their third game to Demopolis.

Of course, Demopolis&8217; ability to pull out consistency in one game didn&8217;t help the Bulldogs. The group took the lead in the game rather early and ran with it, winning 25-16, instead of making mistakes that allowed Sweet Water back into the game.

In the beginning of the final game, it appeared the Tigers were in the mindset of scrapping down to the wire for the match up, as the score went back and forth with them favored until it was tied, 10-10. Sweet Water High School then went on a six-point tear, which they refused to relinquish to the end, winning 25-16.