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Lady Tigers volleyball start hot with 5 game winning streak
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Coach Tanya Porter talks to the Lady Tigers during a timeout. - photo by Amy French

The Dawson County Lady Tigers tipped off volleyball season with the first game of a five-game road trip Aug. 6 as they faced off against three opponents in a series of best two-out-of-three match ups for a in Gilmer County.

Featuring a roster of familiar faces, led by seniors Marlie Townley and Chole Bennett the Lady Tigers swept through their opponents in the Gilmer Mountain Madness Opener, handily defeating the ladies from Pickens, Fannin and Gilmer, each by the score of 2-0, to emerge from the contest with a 3 – 0 record to start 2019.

After a summer of tryouts and mini camps that saw the addition of 28 Lady Tigers to the programs various teams, Head Coach Tanya Porter couldn’t contain her excitement over the trio of victories.

“We did well, we swept all three matches,” Porter said. “So, 3-0 is a pretty good place to start the season.”

The early magic of the season continued as the team traveled north for a pair of matches; the first against the Union County Panthers and the other a re-match with the Lady Bobcats of Gilmer.

Townley dominated the net as she led the Lady Tigers in kills and blocks, while junior Olivia Walls joined Bennett at the service line to lead the team in aces, as Dawson County once again cleanly swept their opponents to remain undefeated on the season.

“It was a great trip to Union County,” Porter said. “We picked up two wins over Union and Gilmer to extend our record to 5 – 0.”

The Lady Tigers finally got a chance to play in front of the home crowd as they hosted a tri-meet with Jackson County and Pinecrest Academy on Aug. 13. Results were unavailable as of publication.

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