The upstart Lady Eagles volleyball team rebounded from their loss on Tuesday to Sevier Co. to play Morristown West a close match last Thursday evening. Seymour led most of the first set, but at 23-21 in favor of Seymour, Morristown ran off 4 unanswered points to win the first set. The second & third sets were carbon copies with Morristown jumping out to big leads only to see Seymour claw back into the sets.
Morristown pulled out both close sets to win the match. “"If it makes any sense to feel better about a loss, I was much more relieved that we played Mo West close, than I was after the shellacking we took on Tuesday", said Coach Ed Irvin. "We made a major defensive adjustment in practice on Wednesday, and it got us a lot more offensive opportunities this evening".
Then on Tuesday evening the Lady Eagles volleyball team avenged an earlier season defeat
by beating Cocke Co. at home. "One thing about playing each team in our district twice in the season is that you can measure improvement or lack of improvement from the first match to the
second," said Coach Ed Irvin. “Using that benchmark, we have gotten better. Cocke Co. beat us in three games (sets) at their place & we beat them in four games Tuesday evening. That's improvement”, commented Irvin.
The first two sets were carbon copies. Seymour got an early lead in both games, stalled, then regrouped enough to win the first two games. The Lady Eagles jumped out in front again in the third game, but was not able to hold off a late charge by Cocke Co., and lost the third set 24-26. The fourth set was a back & forth affair, that produced numerous service errors, the final service error giving the Lady Eagles a 25-23 set victory, and the match.
Thursday Nights Stats:
Mo. West 25 25 25
Seymour 23 21 22
Ashley McCarter- 22 digs
Kasey Norman- 7 points, 20 spikes, 5 kills, 19 digs