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VOLLEYBALL: Lady Tigers get their second victory of season on Senior Night
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The Senior night banner for the Lady Tiger’s 2020 volleyball seniors, set up at the corner of the court for the September 3 match against Union County High School. - photo by Jacob Smith

The Dawson County Lady Tigers volleyball team won their second match of the season Thursday, September 3 against Union County High School.

Thursday night was Senior night and the team honored their three seniors, Olivia Walls, Haylie Selzer and Makale Everett with a ceremony before the match. 

“I couldn’t be more proud of these three girls,” head coach Tanya Porter said. “They knew they would have to step up in a leadership role this season and they have done more than that.”

The Lady Tigers won the first game in a best-of-five match 25-16 and lost game two 25-19, despite a late push for victory. 

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#14 Megan Roche amidst a serve in the September 3 victory against Union County High School. - photo by Jacob Smith

In the third game, the Lady Tigers found themselves down again late, with the score 22-14, in favor of Union County. Kirklyn Porter, who had missed the last several matches from being quarantined due to COVID-19 exposure, went on a run of six aces in a row which lead the Tigers back to victory. 

The fourth game would go handily to the Lady Tigers, securing their second victory of the season. 

“It felt good to be executing all night,” Porter said. “We didn’t play the perfect game, but it show that we are headed in the right direction.”

The Lady Tigers lost their first region match of the season on Tuesday, September 1, falling short in two close games against White County High School in the best-of-three match. They lost the first game 26-4 and the second 25-23. 

In Tuesday’s loss, Jess Mann led the team with 2 aces. Haylie Selzer had six kills, Kirklyn porter had 5 kills and Mann had four. Olivia Walls had 12 assists and Selzer led the team with 10 digs. 

The Lady Tigers next game will not be until Tuesday, September 15 barring any scheduled make up games. The match will be at home against West Hall High School, starting at 5 p.m.