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DHS continues to dominate area play

Published 10:06am Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Dadeville Lady Tigers volleyball team continued to hold court in area matches, soundly beating Handley and Clay-Central this past Tuesday.
The Tigers (8-3) did not drop a game against either opponent.
“We’re dominating the area,” said Dadeville volleyball coach Sabrina Milligan. “Despite losing seven seniors, we’re doing pretty good. All of our losses, besides Horseshoe Bend, have been to larger schools, so I’d say that we’re doing okay.”
Milligan said the service game as well as contributions from B-team members fueled the victory.
“Keley Williams and Shelby Rice served really well for us,” Milligan said. “Hallie Cocx had some good hits for us, and Maliyah Williams played well.”
The two wins come off the heels of a loss to Benjamin Russell by scores of 12-25, 10-25 and 16-25.
Milligan said that despite the loss, the outing showed that the team could compete with the best in 4A.
“I knew coming in that Benjamin Russell had a very good team, and this is probably one of their better teams,” Milligan said. “Playing Benjamin Russell helps us to get ready for the tough 4A teams. If we can compete with Benjamin Russell – which I feel we did – then we have a shot to do something in 4A.”
As was the case in prior losses, Milligan said the young Lady Tigers saw their confidence shaken during the game. However, she said she felt the team responded as the match went on.
“During the course of the game we got a little down on ourselves, but we were able to get some blocks on them,” Milligan said. “We got some aces in and a few hits. We played a little flat at times but overall, I was impressed. We played pretty good.”
The Tigers, who play in the Red Devil Tournament (Central-Phenix City) this Saturday, have already sown up the No. 1 seed in the area tournament, which they will host on Oct. 22.