Lady Tigers top Lady Bears for first win

Coming off of a tough home loss to Forbush on Tuesday, the Fred T. Foard volleyball team bounced back impressively.

The Lady Tigers (1-1) held off Bunker Hill (0-2) in a tight first game and followed that with two dominant game victories to win the match 25-20, 25-10, 25-9.

“Today, I felt like we played a little better as a team,” said Foard coach Alison Yount. “I changed the lineup a little bit. I think that helped us. We were ‘clicking’ better as a team. Our passes were there, but our serves still aren’t as good as I’d like them to be. They are coming along now. We are looking more positive.”

Bunker Hill coach Julie Harris was disappointed in her team’s effort after a strong showing Tuesday.

“I had higher expectations after playing West Iredell yesterday,” Harris said. “We played really well against them. They are actually are better team than Foard is. I don’t know if it was first home game nerves or what. We just weren’t ready for our first home match.”

Both teams made changes to their lineups, which rendered different results.

“Instead of using one setter, I used two setters,” Yount said. “We ran a 6-2 instead of a 5-1. That gave the setter a chance to have a break and for the other girls to have three live hitters and blockers on the front all the time.”

Madison Hayes drove down three kills for Foard in the win. Rebecca Scott had three assists, and Kaitlin Sigmon had 15 digs.
Leading the Bunker Hill (0-2) in defeat was Margaret Connor, who had nine kills.

The Lady Bears and Lady Tigers are both in action for the third straight day Thursday. Both teams hit the road for games.The Lady Bears travel take on the Patton Panthers, while the Lady Tigers compete against West Lincoln.