Bryant White Lady Hornets win opening game but denied match at the end

Makayla Nguyen (29) returns a serve in front of teammate Charli Sahr (28) during Monday's match against Conway. (Photo by Kevin Nagle)

The Bryant White Lady Hornets eighth grade volleyball team of Bryant Middle School came up with a win in the first game of their match against Conway Monday night and they came just a few plays away from gaining a sweep in the second game. But Conway pulled out a 26-24 win in that second game then went on to win the match 15-8 in the third game.

Bryant White won the opening game 26-24.

The team includes Mariah Aguilar, Jayla Anderson, Haley Collins, Claire Henderson, Madison Krick, Taylor Lindberg, Brittany McDonald, Makayla Nguyen, Alexis Parsley, Jessica Reese, Charli Sahr, Sarah Shepard, Abby Staton, and Jordan Tarvin.

“We are getting better every game,” stated coach DeAnna Ward. “I am still trying to get everyone some game experience so I can see what they can do in front of a crowd. Everyone played.[more]

“We have had three quick games since school started and will use the next week off to really focus in and tweak our starting line-up,” she added.

The Lady Hornets are off until they take one of the North Little Rock eighth grade teams on Tuesday, Sept. 7.

Regarding Monday’s match, Ward said, “Alexis Parsley really came through on her serves, serving eight points. Taylor Lindberg and Abby Staton were also very consistent, serving six points each. Taylor also had two kills.”

Photos by Kevin Nagle 

Mariah Aguilar returns the ball. (Photo by Kevin Nagle)

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