MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Sylacauga High School volleyball team made quick work of Jackson High School Thursday morning in the first match of the Super Regional tournament for Sylacauga.
From the first serve it was all Sylacauga as the Aggies knocked off Jackson in straight sets in a best-of-5 match at the Multiplex at Cramton Bowl.
Overall it was a dominant performance in all facets of the match. Pinpoint serves, great defense and even better offense.
The Aggies took set 1 by a score of 25-11, and they did not let up in the final two of the match.
Jackson hung around in the second set, briefly, as the set was in the balance at 10-7. Then, Sylacauga made a run that took the wind out of Jackson’s sail. Sylacauga used a 15-5 streak to close the second set, and won it 25-12.
Down 2-0, Jackson was in a hole, and it could not dig itself out. Sylacauga closed the final set in commanding fashion, by a score of 25-9.
Long volleys were key for Sylacauga. Throughout the match the Aggies took command and won almost all of the long volleys in the three sets. “You just work so hard for those points, “said Coach Ashley Blocker. “To be successful and win those, it helps.”
Now, the Aggies advance to play Thursday afternoon at 3:30 versus St. James of Montgomery.
“We have to keep pushing. We can’t let up,” said Coach Ashley Blocker. “Our mindset is to come out and perfect what we’re doing.”