October 8 in Bryant athletic history: 2013

Bryant freshmen win third straight match

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Photos by Kevin Nagle

10.8FRSetKNThe Bryant Lady Hornets freshman volleyball team appears to be playing its best at the right time of the season. With a 25-18, 25-12 win over the Lake Hamilton Lady Wolves, the Lady Hornets have now won three matches in a row and four of their last five going into their final regular-season outing at Conway White on Monday, Oct. 14.

The Central Arkansas Junior High Conference post-season tournament begins later next week.

“The girls played well,” stated Bryant coach Julie Long. “Our big focus from here on out is to be more consistent. They are starting to play together as a team. As we push towards the end of the season, we are trying to get more consistent and play well in the conference tournament.

“This team continually works hard, and they just need to work on being more consistent and pushing more to play to win and not playing to not lose,” she added. “That’s been our focus every game. They are also playing to try to get better day in and day out.”

Alex Dillard and Riley Hill each had three kills in the match against Lake Hamilton. Shaelyn Smith, Sarah Kennedy and Ti Foote had two each. Hill had a block as well with Reagan Blend leading with seven digs.

At the service line, Kennedy was good on all 10 of her serves and had two aces. Delaina Brown got in all seven of her serves with an ace and Blend was six of seven with an ace.

“I thought Riley Hill had a big night,” Long said. “She played pretty consistent all the way through.”

Ti Foote (Photo by Kevin Nagle)

Ti Foote (Photo by Kevin Nagle)

Reagan Blend (Photo by Kevin Nagle)

Reagan Blend (Photo by Kevin Nagle)


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