Breaks go to Marshall in battle of top teams

Thursday, August 31, 2006
Lady Tiger Amelia Villines got some air on this spike during practice last week as teammates Makayla Jorgensen and Erin Robertson, at back, and Misti Baker, foreground, backed up the play. Green Forest hosted Alpena on Monday, then they don't play again until Sept. 5 vs. Shiloh Christian. David McNeal / Carroll County News

MARSHALL -- It came down to who was going to get a few breaks and calls when the top two volleyball teams in 1-3A slugged it out last Thursday.

This time, the Marshall Lady Bobcats got the calls, allowing them to sweep the Green Forest Lady Tigers in varsity action, 23-25, 22-25, 18-25.

The Lady Tiger JV and junior high squad started the night off right with wins. Carley Arnold served 19 straight serves to start the junior high match, making the first game a 25-3 blowout. They finished Marshall off with a 25-15 second-game win.

"It was a strong night out for the junior high," Coach Kayla Madewell said.

The JV squad lost the first game of their match 23-25, then came back for 25-13 and 15-5 wins for the victory.

"We bounced back well after the first game," Coach Madewell said. "I was pleased with their effort."

In the first game, Allyson Goodman had 3 sets, Misti Baker 2 kills, and Emily Campbell 1. In game two, Meghan Momont had 2 kills and Misti Baker 1. In the third game, Courtney Ruff had 2 kills and Emily Campbell 1.

VARSITY VS. MARSHALL

23-25, 22-25, 18-25

The Lady Tigers (0-2, 0-1) got a bad call with the game on the line at 23-24 when a bump was called a carry. Still, Misti Baker had 2 kills, Beth Campbell, Lindsay Kilbourn and Amelia Villines a kill each, Courtney Ruff had 3 digs, Meghan Momont 1, and Megan Bennett 4 straight serves.

In game two another questionable line call at 22-23 put Marshall up to win, letting the air out of the Green Forest squad.

Bennett had 3 sets, Makayla Jorgensen 2, Villines and Campbell 2 kills, and Kilbourn 1.

"In the third game, about halfway through, we quit," a disgusted Coach Madewell reported. "We got down six, seven points, then Amelia got made and hit some kills and we got fired up -- but it was too late.

"Amelia played well, and Courtney was solid on the back," Madewell said.

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