The Belton Lady Tigers junior varsity and freshman volleyball teams hosted Gatesville at Belton High School on Tuesday evening.
The junior varsity won sprinted out to a quick 9-3 run in the opening game and was able to come away with a 25-14 win in the first game.
Gatesville and Belton played neck-and-neck in the second game before the Lady Hornets put together an 11-7 stretch took take an 18-15 lead, which forced Belton JV head coach Jordan Petter to refocus her squad.
“I told them to settle down and remember what they did at the CenTex Tournament that made them successful,” Petter said. “They just needed to refocus and concentrate on the basics.”
The timeout was solid move, as the Lady Tigers posted 10 consecutive points to win the game, 25-18, and swept the match, two games to none.
The Freshman Red and White teams took on Gatesville’s freshman team. With Gatesville having just one team, the Belton teams alternated games.
Red jumped out to a 12-2 lead early in the first game and won the opener 25-10.
White took the floor and challenged the Gatesville team early. The Lady Hornets made a late push, but Red won the game by a score of 25-23.
Red played the third game on the auxiliary gym court and had no trouble with the Lady Hornets, defeating Gatesville 15-8.
“First set played by the Red team showed what we had been working on in practice this week,” Belton Freshman Red freshman head coach Amanda Dunaway said. “They came out and made my job easy. Second set played by White was a little rusty and we couldn’t quite adjust to cover middle, but overall we pulled it out in the end.”
The teams will play at the Gatesville Jayvee and Freshman Invitational starting on Friday morning.