Tiger volleyball team takes trophy at Invitational

Friday, October 17, 2008
The Lady Tigers were happy with their second-place trophy after earning it against 7A schools last weekend at the Rogers Invitational. Front, from left, Rebecca Larimer, Jackie Webb, Tiffani Tibbetts, Carley Arnold, and Elizabeth Booth. Back, from left, Coach Trista Killingsworth, Kristen Anderson, Emily Campbell, Megan Barinsky, and Kara Heads.

ROGERS -- Coach Trista Killingsworth and the Green Forest Lady Tiger volleyball team got all the playing they wanted last Saturday at the Rogers Invitational.

The team left Tiger land about 7:30 a.m. and returned home at 9:30 p.m that night with the second place trophy in the consolation bracket.

That was quite a feat after facing 7A teams from Bentonville, Rogers, Little Rock Parkview, Fort Smith Southside and Van Buren.

Match action started in pool play, with Green Forest losing matches to Bentonville and Rogers, but defeating Parkview. That sent them into bracket play against Southside, a match they lost.

The Lady Tigers came back the next match to defeat Parkview again, then fell to Van Buren, earning them second place.

"I was really proud of the way they played," Coach Killingsworth said about her team. "They did a really good job."


Monday, Oct. 13

The Lady Tigers won easily against the Lady Bobcat varsity as the tournament play carried over.

Green Forest took 25-13, 25-10 and 25-13 wins to move their record 14-2 overall, 13-0 in 3A-1 Conference play.

Coach Killingsworth said, "We were real consistent with our bump, set, spiking. We did that with almost every ball that came over the net."

In game one, Tiffani Tibbetts served the first 8 points, Megan Barinsky had 2 kills, Jackie Webb had 2 digs, and Kara Heads had a kill and 2 digs. Elizabeth Booth set for the kills.

In game two, Booth served points 2 to 7, and Rebecca Larimer 18 to 23. Webb had 2 kills and 3 digs, and Heads a kill and 3 digs.

In game three, Tibbetts served the first 8 points again, Webb served 15 to 18, and Heads 20 to 24. Webb had 7 digs, Heads a kill and dig, and Barinsky a kill and 3 digs.

JV Action- Green Forest won in three games, 25-23, 20-25, and 15-9 for their first match win of the season.

"They were really excited," Coach Killingsworth said. "Megan Ness and Caitlin Ault had good serves and passing, and in the second game Yennifer Lopez had some good digs. In the third game Kasey Young had good serves and passes."

JH Action- Green Forest won 25-20, and 25-10. Coach said Makynna Jorgensen had good serves and served points 14 to 20 in the first game, and that Jessie Kilbourn and Khelsea Bean had good serves and passes in the second game.

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