The Belton Lady Tigers made the short trip to Temple High School in an attempt to win their sixth in a row.
The Lady Tigers started off slow with a loss in the first set, but finished strong with victories in the second, third, and fourth set.
The scores were 14-25, 25-20, 25-15, 25-22.
Belton improved their District 12-6A mark to 9-3 and overall mark to 18-21 with four games remaining.
Abbey Karcher led the team in kills racking up 15 and coming up with four blocks giving her a strong showing. Kelsey Surovik had ten kills, three blocks, and thirteen digs with Kamryn Madden close behind at seven kills, six blocks, and eight digs. Emily Holder had 28 assists, five kills, two blocks, 15 digs, and two aces. The Lady tigers had a strong defensive showing and Madison Ward had 16 digs. “Temple was ready for the match, so I give them credit for the drive they had in the first set,” Benton Varsity Coach Brodebeck said. “However, our girls were determined to win and pulled together to come back in the next three sets. I’m very proud of the sweep for Belton volleyball tonight.”
The JV Lady Tigers had a very strong showing in their sweep of the TemCats, winning by scores of 25-17 and 25-8. They improved their district record to 9-3 and 18-7 overall.
“My girls were on a mission tonight,” Belton JV coach Jordan Petter said. “We’ve been working a lot on serve receive, which definitely paid off. Our passes, both serve receive and defense, were on point tonight. Everyone had a great game tonight, which is also what we needed because this week has been difficult on a few. With ending the week playing as consistently and solid as we did, I’m excited to take on Ellison this Tuesday.”
Belton freshmen coach Aereal Dickerson had a double victory, with both her Freshmen teams pulling off sweeps against the TemCats. Freshmen Red won with scores of 25-10 and 25-14, while her Freshmen White won by 25-13 and 25-18.
“I was happy with the showing tonight from both my teams,” Coach Dickerson said. “Once again serve receive is something we keep trying to improve especially with Ellison on Tuesday. But overall my girls did great and adjusted well defensively. I am excited to get back to work and see Ellison on Tuesday.”
The JV and Freshmen match with the Ellison Eagles will be start at 5:30 p.m. at Tiger Gym, with the varsity match following at 6:30 p.m. Come out and support your Lady Tigers!