The Athens Review
Athens head coach Liz Ramsey told her girls prior to their game against the Grand Saline Lady Indians to come out aggressive.
The Lady Hornets (2-2) took that message to heart with a three game victory at AHS Gymnasium Tuesday night.
The Lady Hornets won by scores of 25-16, 25-9 and 25-16.
“We fought hard from point one all the way to the end,” Ramsey said. “I was happy with the way they played tonight.”
The Lady Hornets turn around for the opening round of the Wills Point Tournament with two games Friday morning before coming home for a game against Chapel Hill starting around 6 p.m. Friday night.
“I want to see the serve receive stay consistent and they (Chapel Hill) are always athletic and have a really good team,” Ramsey said. “I want to see us come out and play and I want to see us grow between now and district play.”
Athens and Grand Saline battled to a 10-10 tie midway through the opening game before Alexandria Gatlin gave the Lady Hornets a 16-10 lead with solid serving.
The strong serving continued in game two as Hannah Feinsod, Cori Earnest and Cari Aguilera gave the AHS a 13-3 lead and never looked back.
Grand Saline attempted to make a run in the third game as they held their final lead at 9-7 midway through the game.
The Lady Hornets had strong play at the net from Elizabeth Hilliard, Aguilera, Krystal Davis, Sarah Red and Gatlin throughout the match.
Ramsey said she was pleased with the way her team handled the serving from the Lady Indians.
“Grand Saline had some good servers tonight,” Ramsey said. “They were an aggressive team tonight but we did good tonight.”
In the junior varsity game, Athens lost in three games 25-18, 14-25 and 23-25.