There was no calm after the storm for the Lady Gators as they struggles at home against the Lady Mustangs of South Effingham County High School. The Lady Gators lost two straight matches against the Lady Mustangs. Yesterday's games were make-up games that were cancelled due to Hurricane Irma. In both matches, the Lady Mustangs defeated the Lady Gators by the exact same scores of 25-7 and 25-11. "I knew it was going to be a tough night the minute the first ball was served. We struggled in every aspect of the game," said Head Coach Alesia Gibson. "Due to the hurricane, we have been unable to practice, and that hurt us in several ways. With practice, or no practice, we are a better team than what we displayed on that court yesterday," said Coach Gibson. "Overall, we were just outplayed by a very talented team, the Lady Mustangs."
Sutton Rollins - 6 assists, 1 kill, 1 ace
Paloma Mobley - 2 kills
Miya Malone – 1 ace, 2 kills, 1assist
Waynisha Coleman - 1 kills
Kiersten Thrift – 3 kills
Madison Willyoung- 2 digs
Kennia Kirksey – 2 digs
Mikayla Tyre – 4 kills, 4 digs, 1 assist
Valencia Baker – 4 digs, 2 ace
Grace Sirmons – 1 ace, 3 dig, 6 assists 1 kill
Kayla Bunch – 4 digs
Trinity Norwood – 4 digs, 2 aces, 2 kill
Madison Harwell – 5 dig, 1 assist
On the JV side, the Lady Gators lost against the Lady Mustangs as well. In the first match, the Lady Mustangs outscored the Lady Gators by the score of 25 -18 and 25-16. In the second match, the Lady Gators lost by the score of, 25–16 and 25-17.
Due the having to make up several games due to Hurricane Irma, the Lady Gators will be on the road for the rest of the week. Today, the Lady Gators will travel over to Lowndes County High School for non-region play. On Wednesday, the Lady Gators will travel over to Wayne County High School for two region matches. On Thursday, the Lady Gators will travel over to Thomasville for a non-region playdate.
Janaiza Daniels – 5 digs, 1 ace
Saniyah Patterson – 3 digs
D'najah Boyd – 1 kill
Zhane Ellis – 2 digs, 1 assist
Princess Alston – 3 digs
Kortney Tatum – 2 digs
Callie Davis – 1 kill
Haylee Card – 1 dig, 1 assist
Sally Ross- 1 kill
Ziar Ellis- 1 dig
Jayla Davis- 1 dig
Sydney Ruble- 1 dig, 1 kill
Azariah Adamson- 1 dig
Nyra Moss – 3 digs, 1 ace
On a good note, the Lady Gators continued with their theme of Volleying and Digging for a Cure. The Lady Gators sold motivational bracelets for a donation of $1.00. Several young ladies from the Lady Mustangs donated money for this cause. All proceeds will be donated the Mattie's Mission.
The Ware County Middle Lady Gators and the Waycross Middle Lady Dawgs battled in another cross town rivalry game. Both teams played well, but the Lady Gators would edge out the Lady Dawgs by the scores of 26-24 and 25-15. At the end of the game, the HS Lady Gators honored the 8th Grade Seniors from both middle schools. Congratulations to these young ladies.
Ware Middle 8th Grade Seniors
Waycross Middle 8th Grade Seniors
L- Bailey James, Carli Holland, Raighann Johnson, Mollie Oglesby, Megan Robertson, Mekennah Dill
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