The Lady Braves (6-6) swept the Murphy Lady Bulldogs 3-0 on Thursday, Sept. 13.
“We battled with a strong Murphy team and fought to the last point,” said coach Kim Arkansas. “This may be the best this team has played all season.”
The match score was 25-23, 25-20, 25-20.
“This was a big conference win for us against a good Murphy squad. We had a total team performance with strong hitting and net play. Senior Callie Phillips was the leader in kills with 10. Juniors Avery Mintz and Taran Swimmer both had 7 kills along with 11 and 10 digs respectively. Senior Deija Burgess netted 5 kills, and junior setter Kendall Toineeta had 9 assists and led with 9 service points.”
The JV Lady Braves (8-4) won their match 2-0 (25-17, 25-22).
Several days later, the Lady Braves defeated Hiwassee Dam 3-2 in a match in which they were down two games and had to win the last three to take the win.
“Down two sets, our team fought back for the victory,” said Arkansas. “It was good to see the desire to win and the belief that we can come back. Our senior starters Callie Phillips, 8 kills and 7 blocks, and Deija Burgess have stepped up the last couple of matches and are providing the strong floor leadership this team needs.”
The match score was 17-25, 22-25, 25-17, 25-15, 15-10.
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