Eagles take down Lee-Scott in three matches; PLAS next

Published 12:08 pm Saturday, September 6, 2008

The Fort Dale volleyball team got off to a slow start against Lee-Scott Academy, but rebounded nicely to take Thursday’s game three matches to one.

“Morgan and Lee-Scott are two of our toughest opponents,” said head coach Scarlett Anderson. “To come back and not only beat them, but beat them pretty well is a great feeling.”

The Eagles started off looking good in the first match, but Lee-Scott pulled away at the end to claim a 21-25 victory.

In the second match, Fort Dale took control as the Warriors started to slide, and FDA came away with a 25-19 win.

In both the third and fourth matches, Lee-Scott’s freefall continued, and the Eagles rolled to 25-11 victories in both of those matches.

“I’m very proud of the way the team played,” Anderson said. “It was wonderful. There were some nail-biting games, even though the scores don’t show it.”

Emily Boulware and Tiffany Sims, who had 10 aces and nine aces respectively, led the way in serving for the Eagles.

Boulware also had four kills, while Murphy Middleto, Sarah Simms, Tiffany Sims and Brooke Wilson all had two kills each.

Karli Boulware was the leader in assists with six.

Middleton had five digs for the game, and Karli Boulware, Simms and Sims all had three each.

Leading the way at the net were Erin Taylor, who had two blocks, and Karli Boulware, who had three dinks.

The junior varsity played well, but fell to Lee-Scott 14-25 and 16-25.

“The JV played the best I’ve seen, even though they lost,” Anderson said.

Anderson also said she believes that practicing with the varsity has helped boost the confidence of the more inexperienced junior varsity team.

Practice also played a key part of Fort Dale’s preparation this past week.

“We had probably our best practice so far on Wednesday, and it showed Thursday,” Anderson said.

The Eagles were scheduled to have a game Tuesday against Taylor Road, but no officials showed up, so the game was turned into a scrimmage between the two teams.

The actual game will be rescheduled later this season.

“Both of our teams are looking good right now,” Anderson said.

The varsity is 3-0 on the season, while the junior varsity is 1-1.

Home volleyball action continues next week with matches against Pike Lib on Tuesday and Meadowview on Thursday.