John Tyler Dominates At Net In 25-16, 25-19, 25-8 Sweep Of Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE -- Behind their net domination, the John Tyler Lady Lions defeated the Jacksonville Fightin' Maidens in straight sets, 25-16, 25-19 25-8, Tuesday to remain in second place in District 16-4A.
The Lady Lions (22-9, 5-1) held a block party, finishing with 11 blocks, with seniors Breanna Choice and Jesslan Carroll getting three each and junior Kashanti Flowers adding three as well. Flowers also kicked in four aces and two kills.
"We just put a new lineup in, so it wasn't as clean as we would normally have it, but it's a win," John Tyler coach Stephanie March-Smith said. "Overall we did well, but we're still a work in progress."
Senior outside hitter Amicia Williams filled the stat line with 12 kills, five digs and two assists, while sophomore outside blocker DeDe Rouge contributed five kills, four assists and a block.
The Fightin' Maidens (0-6 in district) were led by seniors Shelbi Laney and Kevie Mathis. Laney had six kills, six digs and two blocks, while Mathis chipped in four kills and a pair of blocks.
Freshman Jennifer Hunter was a nice surprise for Jacksonville with six assists, four digs and a kill.
"Get up and block, and be ready to dig," Jacksonville coach Billie Walley told her team in preparing for John Tyler's height. "We didn't communicate as well, and that was what held us back. The second game we communicated a lot better, played a lot better."
John Tyler continues District 16-4A play when the Lady Lions travel to Corsicana on Friday, while Jacksonville goes on the road to face Nacodogches.