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Volleyball: Injuries and quarantine continue back luck for Tigers
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Beset by injuries, quarantined players and general bad luck, the Dawson County Tigers volleyball team went 0-6 over the past week. 

On Thursday, the Tigers had a rematch against West Forsyth and Duluth high school. 

“We also showed some improvement in our games against West Forsyth and Duluth since our first meeting earlier in the season against them,” Head Coach Tanya Porter. 

Beset by injuries, quarantined players and general bad luck, the Dawson County Tigers volleyball team went 0-6 over the past week. 

On Thursday, the Tigers had a rematch against West Forsyth and Duluth high school. 

“We also showed some improvement in our games against West Forsyth and Duluth since our first meeting earlier in the season against them,” Head Coach Tanya Porter. 

The Tigers played West Forsyth first and lost in straight sets. The Tigers were able to push Duluth High School to three games, but were unable to come out victorious, losing that match 2-1. Emma Pelfrey led the team in Thursday’s matches with 10 kills, or points scored by an individual player, and Olivia Walls led with 18 assists. 

In Saturday’s tournament at North Forsyth High School, the team got to play against four different teams: Creekview High School from Canton, Central High School in Carrollton, Mountain View High School from Lawrenceville and Harris County High School. The girls lost in straight sets in all four matches. 

“Many of our younger players continued to get substantial varsity court time which will help in the long run,” Porter said. 

Porter hopes that the team will be able to get back some key players from injury in the near future. 

Abbie Clouser will hopefully be back next week from injury and Avery Herring is scheduled to have a MRI on her knee this week and her time table of return is unknown. 

The Tigers had also been playing without three players having to quarantine due to exposure of COVID-19 from school. Emerald Sallee and Maddie Yerdon returned last week and Haylie Selzer will be back for her first match this week. The protocol requires players to sit out two weeks after an exposure to COVID-19. 

The Tigers will host their senior night on Thursday, Sept. 3. They will play Union County High School at 5 p.m. Then, they will recognize MaKale Everett, Haylie Selzer and Olivia Walls before their 7 p.m. game against Johnson High School from Gainesville.