Lady Eagle volleyball goes 2-0 for the week | Sports

(Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022 edition)

The Rhea Middle School Lady Eagles’ varsity volleyball team improved to 3-1 on the season after posting wins over Lake Forest and McMinn East Middle this week.

RMS won in 3 sets (25-22, 16-25, 15-13)

The following are RMS coach Shanta Clark’s stats, assessments and remarks from the varsity games:

“We came out strong and fought LF hard during the first set. Second set was not in our favor, and we had to refocus going into the third set. Third set we were down 6-12 and we buckled down to secure the game. Abigail Ballard went to the serving line and closed the gap 12-12. We fought hard the last 3 points and were able to secure the game. Courtney Akins led the team with 10 of 11 service points followed by Jaylin Cosby with 8 of 11 and Kindale Rumer with 7 of 9. In defense, Ballard stepped up big as a leader and encourager. Ballard and Kamryn Swafford offered several playable digs. On the net, Akins, Swafford, and Cosby swung big, offering several kills. Rumer and B. Thurman are doing a great job setting up our hitters. We are proud of this team for pulling through against such hard team like LF. †

RMS resolves in 3 sets (18-25, 25-21, 13-15)

The following are RMS coach Clark’s stats, assessments and remarks from the junior varsity games:

“We fought hard, but LF was able to secure the win. We saw our girls play a tough game and not give up. Rolley Thurman led the team with 10 of 10 serves followed by Kahliyah Rodgers with 8 of 8 and Brinley Thurman with 7 of 7. B. Thurman played libero for us again and offered several saves for the team. Caitie Scoggins and R. Thurman played HUGE on the net, offering several kills B. Thurman also offered several back-row attacks. Kindale Rumer is growing each game into the setter we need her to be. Several great rallies occurred during this game where we watched the girls dig deep and fight. We are so proud of this team, but their best is yet to come. Their record is 1-2”

RMS releases in 2 sets (25-27, 20-25)

The following are RMS coach Clark’s stats, assessments and remarks from the sixth-grade games:

“We came out strong and worked hard throughout both sets. Lake Forest has a strong team that had us working for each point. We pulled ahead several times and then Lake Forest would take control again. Jessa Roberts led us with 19 of 21 serves, followed by Abigayle Kelly with 4 of 7 serves. In defense, Landree Brown and Rylan Pendergrass got several digs. This group of girls continue to grow each game. We are excited to see where this season takes them. Their record is 2-1.”

RMS won in two sets (25-11, 25-19)

The following are RMS coach Clark’s stats, assessments and remarks from the varsity games:

“We came out strong and took the led fast. Again, our serves were strong and unstoppable. Kindale Rumer also led varsity with the most serves with 9 of 11 and 6 aces, followed by Jaylin Cosby with 9 of 11 and 4 aces, then Kamryn Swafford with 8 of 8 serves including 5 aces. Abigail Ballard and Brinley Thurman worked hard in defense giving us several settable balls. Courtney Akins and Swafford swung big on the net offering several kills. Varsity record is now 3-1.”

RMS won in two sets (25-8, 25-11)

The following are RMS coach Clark’s stats, assessments and remarks from the junior varsity games:

“We played a great game against McMinn East. Our serves were strong and unstoppable. Kindale Rumer led the team with 16 of 19 serves including 14 aces, followed by Brinley Thurman with 10 of 11 with 9 aces and two jump serves! As a team they played and worked hard. Rolley Thurman and Abigayle Kelly played hard on the net. JV record is now 2-2.”

Up next, Rhea Middle hosts Chilhowee on Tuesday, Feb. 15, with games scheduled for 6, 7 and 8 pm

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