Girls 8th Grade Volleyball Test Intermediate · 8th Grade- Tigers caged for the First Time


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The second match of the evening was going to be interesting. Two undefeated 8th grade teams who wanted to retain their unbeaten status. The Union County sauna was turned on high and both teams were amped up during the warm-up. The crowd was excited as the unbeaten foes took their respective side of the court. Paighton Morken opened the game with back to back aces and the Pats knew they were in for a game. Serve number three, an uncharacteristic error. That was all the Patriots needed to get their game in gear. Twelve serves in a row found Test in a very foreboding position. Down 12-2, it was going to be a difficult hill to climb. Two Patriot servers later, a second barrage of points erupted from the UC service line and the Tigers were now down 18-3. It was going to be a long night in Liberty. The testy Tiger squad was not about to give up. Kamryn Wright served from deep off the court and grabbed a quick five. And then the teams began to play sideout volleyball. Scoring a single point at a time, UC ultimately won 25-14. The end of the game demonstrated that the Tigers also had the ability to play a high level of volleyball.
Game two of the showdown was more to the coach’s and spectator’s likings. Both teams came out aggressive. The end of game one had set the tone and both teams knew they were in for a battle. Test was there to win. Set two was competitive, teams alternating points, playing hard, in your face volleyball and striving to gain an upper hand. Through the course of game, neither team could gain more than a three point lead. Kirsten Urich dished up three to put Test up 16-15 and UC responded with three of their own to go up 18-16. Brylynn Quisenberry added two more and that was all the Tigers could muster. Union County took game two 25-19 and in the process handed the Tigers their first loss of the season. The Tigers will lick their wounds, refocus and gear up for their next confrontation. The competitive Tiger clan will next face Union City and get back on the winning track. Go Tigers!