What an exciting day!
Belton’s JV started out the morning playing the Troy Trojans. In the first set, Rachel Bledsoe and Isabel Holguin dominated the game by serving eight and nine serves, respectively. The second set primarily consisted of Shelby Elliott’s aggressive serves and the cooperation of her teammates in attempt to execute. The Tigers outran the Trojans 25-9 in the first set and 25-10 in the second.
Next, Belton faced Valley Mills. The first two games went point for point, with momentum and the ability to execute being the two main factors. In the first set, Belton took Valley Mills 25-23. In the second set, Valley Mills barely slipped through Belton’s grasp, winning 25-24. In the last set, Belton worked together to come up with the win with Lakyn Mingst finishing out the match with aggressive serves: 15-10. This match led the Tigers to the Championship match against Crawford Pirates.
During the match against the Pirates, Belton started off slow, but soon gained momentum late in the first match. Being down 14-6, the Tigers fought back, but fell short of the Pirates 23-25. Set two started off stronger and with more determination. Mingst led the Tigers with a nine-point serving streak to give Belton a lead over Crawford. Belton came out on top 25-22. During the last set of the match, Belton came out fired up and determined, more than ever, to come out as Champions. Belton took the last set over Crawford 15-10 to become the CenTex Tournament CHAMPIONS!!
We are so proud of their ability to overcome adversities and their drive to compete. Congratulations, girls!
All Belton teams will face Gatesville Tuesday, August 15th, starting at 5:30pm in the Belton gymnasiums. Come support your Tigers as they take on the Hornets!