The GPS Bruisers improved to 5-7 overall in prep volleyball Wednesday as the Bruisers beat Red Bank by a 2-1 final before losing in two straight sets to Soddy Daisy.
GPS took the first set from Red Bank by a 25-18 score before the Lionettes rebounded with a 26-24 verdict in the second set. GPS then prevailed by a 15-12 final in the third for the match.
Olivia Berger had 19 kills and 10 digs in that match while Jenna Simpson finished with 19 assists and Kelby Crownover 15 digs for GPS.
Then in the match with the Lady Trojans, Soddy Daisy won by scores of 25-22 and 25-17.
For the Bruisers, Berger had 11 kills and eight digs in that match while Simpson had 10 assists and four digs.
Gabby Hughes had seven assists while Crownover and Caroline Vance had seven and six digs, respectively.
The Lady Trojans were led by Haley Reynolds with six kills and a block, while Hannah Robertson had 12 digs, an assist and and ace. Chloe Mitchell had 18 assists, seven digs, 5 aces and a block. Lauren Smith, Karigan Gulghum, Abby Walker and Alex Volker all made important contributions to the win.
Soddy-Daisy is now 7-5 for the season.
All three teams will be involved in the Choo Choo Tournament on Friday and Saturday at Red Bank and East Ridge.
Soddy Daisy Stats:
Haley Reynolds: 6 kills, 1 block
Hannah Robertson: 12 digs, 1 assist, 1 ace
Chloe Mitchell: 18 assists, 7 digs, 5 aces, 1 block
Lauren Smith: 6 digs, 5 kills, 1 ace, 1 assist
Karigan Fulghum: 1 dig, 2 aces, 3 kills, 1 assist
Abby Walker: 9 digs, 6 kills, 1 block
Alex Volker: 1 block
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