VINEMONT, Alabama— The Vinemont Lady Eagles hosted the JB Pennington Lady Tigers in Thursday night’s volleyball action, and the Lady Eagles defended their home court with a 3-0 win over Pennington.
Vinemont 25 – Pennington 11 (First Set)
The score was two early in the first set, but it wasn’t long before Vinemont parted ways with Pennington. Four straight aces from Maggie Burks gave the Lady Eagles a 6-2 lead. Abby Young collected a trio of aces herself and she also added a kill and that made it 11-3. A kill by Burks followed by consecutive points from Jazmin Garcia brought Lady Eagle’s lead to 17-7. Vinemont continued to extend his lead as an ace from Brooklyn Knott made it 21-7 and Young picked up the last two points of the set, including the set-winning point, as the Lady Eagles rolled to a 25-11 win over the Lady Tigers.
Young finished the tournament with three aces, two kills, and three points for Vinemont. Burks added four aces and a kill. Garcia ended up with two points. Knott added an ace and Jana Harbison collected a point.
Vinemont 25 – Pennington 10 (Second Set)
Vinemont couldn’t have asked for a better start to the second set as points from Young and Burks and a pair of aces from Garcia helped them quickly move to a 10-0 lead. Burks later collected consecutive aces to extend his lead to 13-1. Pennington would later reduce it to 15-7 in the second set, but Vinemont wouldn’t let them get any closer after that as kills from Knott, Harbison and Garcia increased their lead to 23-8. Young ended the second set with an ace and the Lady Eagles took a 2-0 lead after their dominant 25-10 win over the Lady Tigers.
Young ended with two aces, a kill, and three points for Vinemont. Burks added three points and a pair of aces. Garcia ended up with a pair of aces and a kill. Knott and Harbison each accumulated a kill.
Vinemont 25 – Pennington 11 (Third Set)
The third set was tight early on as Pennington held a narrow 4-3 lead, but Vinemont took three straight points to take a 6-4 lead. As in the first set, the Lady Eagles quickly pulled away from the Lady Tigers with a huge run. Burks added a pair of points and a kill, Knott collected a pair of aces, and Harbison picked up a point of his own as Vinemont extended their lead to 13-5. Later, a young-kill made it 18-7 and Burks added an ace to make it 20-9. The Lady Tigers reduced to 22-11, but Vinemont took the last three points of the set when Harbison ended things with a kill, while the Lady Eagles finished their win over Pennington in dominating fashion 25-11.
Burks finished the tournament with an ace, two kills, and three points for Vinemont. Young added two kills and two points. Knott ended up with a pair of aces and a kill while Harbison added a kill and a pair of points.
Vinemont will host a tournament Saturday, and their next regular-season trimatch is next Thursday when they travel to Whitesburg Christian to face the Lady Warriors and the Alabama School of Cyber Technology.
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