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‘Cats streak at 19 wins

Published 5:28pm Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Benjamin Russell volleyball  coach Pam Robinson said the Wildcats didn’t play their best game against Marbury and Jeff Davis this past Tuesday.
Fortunately, it was still good enough to tack on two more wins. BRHS defeated Marbury and Jeff Davis – both in straight sets – to push its record to 31-4 on the year.
The wins were the 18th and 19th straight for the Wildcats. BRHS beat Marbury 25-3, 25-9, 25-7.
“I’m not sure if it was due to our play, or that Marbury’s play was down,” Robinson said of the win. “But I guess it’s a statement to win an area game in that fashion.”
Chloe Owens had a team high five service aces in that match. Jernika Russell had four aces, two blocks and seven kills in the match.
Alexis Flowers also had seven kills. Jada Carr led the team with three blocks. Carr also had three kills.
Against 6A foe Jeff Davis, the win was a bit tougher to come by, but the Wildcats won it 25-20, 25-14 and 25-19.
“There was a little stretch there where we got some distance by getting a few points in a row,” Robinson said. “ We didn’t play our very best, but I guess we played good enough. We’re going to continue to work on our passing and serving. Sometimes teams just win, but most of the time it’s a mistake by the other team that costs it. That mistake usually comes in the passing game.”
The road only gets tougher for the Wildcats, as they will next be in action against McAdory and Class 5A No. 8 Briarwood on Thursday.
“We’re always excited to play Briarwood,” Robinson said. “It’s a team we play well, but have trouble beating. But our players like to play the good teams and they’re excited about it.”
After that, BRHS will participate in the Battle of Old Shell Road this Saturday, a 20-team tourney that is set to feature Class 6A No. 1 McGill-Toolen, Class 5A No. 1 St. Paul’s and Class 3A No. 1 Bayside Academy.
“We’re looking forward to lining up against good, quality volleyball teams.” Robinson said.