The Belton Lady Tigers needed just one win to clinch the final playoff spot in District 8-6A on Friday night at Tiger Gym.
The Belton Lady Tiger Volleyball program celebrated the careers of seniors Elecia Jackson, Jamie Janczak, Katie Bain, Kale Kincannon, LéDea Harris and Alina Holguin in pregame.
Once the pageantry of Senior Night was concluded, it was all business for the Lady Tigers. They swept the Killeen Shoemaker Lady Grey Wolves in three games. The scores were 25-19, 25-15 and 25-11.
Jackson eight kills, six blocks and an assist. Kelsey Surovik had six kills, two blocks, two digs and two assists. Hanna Griffin had six kills and a block. Bain had 15 digs and Madison Ward added 11 digs. Kincannon had 16 assists, four digs and an ace. Emily Holder had 13 assists, five digs, two aces and a kill.
“It was fun to watch the girls play tonight,” Belton head coach Krystal Brodbeck. “We kept the momentum we needed to finish. I would describe their faces post game as pure joy. We are one step closer to our goal, but we are not easing up yet. It’s time to fight harder and give it our best at this playoff run.”
“It was great to secure a playoff spot on Senior Night,” Belton assistant coach Whitney Stout said. “We are not finished yet. We have to take care of business next week.”
The Lady Tigers squads wrap up their 2017 regular season at Killeen on Tuesday evening.
JV sweeps Shoemaker in two games
The Belton Lady Tigers JV squad was sizzling on the court at Tiger Gym on Friday evening, as they swept the Killeen Shoemaker Lady Grey Wolves. The scores were 25-10 and 25-5.
“I told the girls after the game that I was most proud of them for playing consistently throughout the match,” Belton JV head coach Jordan Petter said. “Our passing greatly improved from our previous match, which allowed us to run an effective offense. Our serving, which we’ve struggled with throughout the season, was on point tonight. Passing and serving are the two basics in volleyball, and we executed well in both areas. We’re in a good spot heading into our last match of the season against Killeen.”
Freshman Red sweeps Shoemaker in two games
The Belton Lady Tigers Freshman Red team hosted the Killeen Shoemaker Lady Grey Wolves Freshman team at Belton High School’s Aux Gymnasium.
The Freshmen Red had no problems with the Lady Grey Wolves, winning in two games by the scores of 25-14 and 25-12.
“Red played very well tonight,” Belton Freshman head coach Amanda Dunaway said. “We have been working on our serves and our hitting this week and it showed. We are excited that we have excelled this season and look forward to our last game against Killeen.”