DHS volleyball squeaks past Linden
Published 7:50 pm Monday, October 6, 2014
The Demopolis Lady Tigers (15-5, 4-0) held on to beat the Linden Lady Patriots in five sets on Senior Night.
Demopolis won the first two sets 26-24 and 25-17, but Linden came back in the third and fourth sets to win 25-18 and 25-22.
The Lady Tigers refocused in the fifth set and pulled out a 15-13 win to take the match three sets to two.
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“We know we have the talent to win these matches, but we have to execute through the end,” DHS head coach Angela Sanders said. “We’ve got to learn to finish.”
As a team, Demopolis was much-improved at the net, and Sanders said that’s something they’ve been working on in practice. One of the team’s four seniors, Ebony Moore, had a big night at the net, and Sanders added that she’s one of the most improved players on the team.
“She’s been working really hard on the net, and we’ve been working on our offense as a team in practice,” Sanders said. “We’re getting better at the net.”
The four seniors recognized Monday night were Moore, Brittany Mosley, Jade Montgomery and Alex Barnett.
“They have a huge effect on our team both on and off the court,” Sanders said of her seniors. “All four of them always have a good attitude, and they’re the true leaders on this team. They’re our positive energy day in and day out.”
The Tigers will be back in action Tuesday night on the road at Sweet Water, then again Thursday night on the road at Wilcox Central.