Aggie volleyball downs Rehobeth in Montgomery; advances to final 16

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – There was no lack of excitement for Sylacauga volleyball in the first round of the regional tournament in Montgomery.

The Aggies battled until the very last set to take home a win in an elimination match vs. Rehobeth.

Sylacauga got behind early, dropping the first set of the match 20-25, but it played the spoiler role in the next two.

In set number two, Sylacauga trailed 12-17 with all the momentum at the complex sitting with Rehobeth. Then, things changed. The Aggies used a 13-3 run to close the set, winning 25-20.

Now tied at 1-1, Sylacauga would use another come from behind victory in set three, using an 11-3 run to take the set 25-19.

Leading 2-1, Sylacauga let set four slide behind dominant net play from Rehobeth. Nearly every kill attempt seemed to find the right spot on the floor, and Rehobeth tied the match with a 7-25 win.

But that was all for Rehobeth. In a decisive set five. Sylacauga jumped out to an 8-0 lead and would not look back, taking the set 15-7 and the match 3-2.


“Our girls showed so much toughness in the match,” said Coach Rebecca Paterson. “We did not start well in the first set and the first half of the second set, but we got things back on track. I thought we played great, fundamental volleyball for the rest of the match, and we were able to get the win.”

Sylacauga will play later tonight at 6:00 at the Cramton Bowl indoor complex as one of the final 16 teams remaining in Class 5A.