The Belton Lady Tigers volleyball team opened their 2018 season in Round Rock against Stony Point.
In a battle of the Red-and-White Lady Tigers versus the Blue-and-Grey Lady Tigers, it was Belton who emerged as the victors.
After dropping a hard-fought first game, Belton head coach Krystal Brodbeck and assistant coach Kayla Perez needed to make some adjustments.
What followed was a three-game statement by Belton, as they won the match, 3-1. The scores were 21-25, 25-18, 25-19 and 25-19.
Belton (1-0) got 18 kills from Kelsey Surovik in the win.
Madison Ward picked up 16 digs in the four-game set. Emily Holder added 27 assists and added 11 kills off of setter dump shots.
Abbey Karcher had two blocks, while Kamryn Madden and Eli Smith added two blocks apiece.
“We were slow to start, but once we adjusted our defense and reached a rhythm, we saw some truly outstanding efforts tonight,” Brodbeck said. “Every single player contributed, and the crowd definitely saw what they have to look forward to this season. Stony Point is always a strong opponent, so it was a very worthwhile road trip for the program.”
“With the right adjustments and the determination to win, the girls took games 2, 3, and 4 to win the match,” Perez said. “Every player gave it their all. Isa (Holguin) literally tackled down bench chairs to save a ball and got back up to finish the point. Emily (Holder) had an amazing 11 kills off setter dumps. Those are just some of the highlights, but I’m proud of every player for working together as a team to get our first W.”
Belton returns to Round Rock on Thursday for the first day of the Westwood Volleyball Showcase at Westwood High School.
The Lady Tigers will take on TMI Episcopal at 2 p.m., Pflugerville at 4 p.m. and Westwood at 6 p.m.
The junior varsity lost to Stony Point in two games, by scores of 25-14 and 25-20.