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Tigers sweep Tornadoes in varsity, junior varsity volleyball

Union County varsity player Kayla Andrews gets low to keep a ball alive.

Union County varsity player Kayla Andrews gets low to keep a ball alive.


BY CLIFF SMELLEY

Regional News/Sports Editor

Tristyn Southerland had 10 kills and 11 digs as the Union County High School varsity volleyball team defeated visiting Bradford 3-0 (25-16, 25-22, 26-24) on Sept. 16.

Kaylan Tucker had six kills, eight digs, two blocks and three service aces for the Tigers, who improved to 5-3. Kayla Andrews added five kills, 11 digs and three service aces, while Taylor Joyner had five kills and a block. Lilly Combs and Kayla Nettles had 12 and 10 assists, respectively, with Combs notching two service aces as well.

Tiana Sheffield had five kills and a block for Bradford (3-4), while Kia Lane had five service aces.

Prior to the match, the junior varsity teams played, with the Tigers taking a 2-0 (25-19, 25-15) win. Michelle Johnson had five kills and seven digs for Union, while Latia Jackson had 10 digs. The Tigers’ Devin Lewis had six digs, while Shawn Smith had four kills.

Union improved to 3-4, while Bradford remained winless.

Taylor Joyner goes up for a spike for the Union County varsity team.

Taylor Joyner goes up for a spike for the Union County varsity team.

Union County varsity player Crysta Fairfield sets up to receive a serve.

Union County varsity player Crysta Fairfield sets up to receive a serve.

Union County varsity player Kayla Nettles serves.

Union County varsity player Kayla Nettles serves.

Bradford varsity players Mackenzie Gault (foreground) and Tiana Sheffield both converge on the ball.

Bradford varsity players Mackenzie Gault (foreground) and Tiana Sheffield both converge on the ball.

Bradford varsity player Lainie Rodgers serves.

Bradford varsity player Lainie Rodgers serves.

Tiana Sheffield gets a dig in for the Bradford varsity team.

Tiana Sheffield gets a dig in for the Bradford varsity team.

Bradford varsity player Jordan Davis prepares to make a dig while teammate Jaci Atkinson looks on.

Bradford varsity player Jordan Davis prepares to make a dig while teammate Jaci Atkinson looks on.

Jordan Davis makes a play for the Bradford varsity team.

Jordan Davis makes a play for the Bradford varsity team.

Union County varsity player Kayla Nettles serves.

Union County varsity player Kayla Nettles serves.

Lilly Combs serves for the Union County varsity team.

Lilly Combs serves for the Union County varsity team.

Kia Lane serves for the Bradford varsity team.

Kia Lane serves for the Bradford varsity team.

Union County varsity players Abigayle Lahman (left) and Tristyn Southerland wait to receive.

Union County varsity players Abigayle Lahman (left) and Tristyn Southerland wait to receive.

Bradford varsity players Mackenzie Gault (foreground) and Tiana Sheffield both converge on the ball.

Bradford varsity players Mackenzie Gault (foreground) and Tiana Sheffield both converge on the ball.

Union County junior varsity player Janisha Johnson makes a play on the back row. Latia Jackson is also pictured.

Union County junior varsity player Janisha Johnson makes a play on the back row. Latia Jackson is also pictured.

Bradford junior varsity player Maddie Miller keeps a ball in play.

Bradford junior varsity player Maddie Miller keeps a ball in play.

Amanda Young receives a serve for the Bradford junior varsity team.

Amanda Young receives a serve for the Bradford junior varsity team.

Brittney Manning serves for the Union County junior varsity team.

Brittney Manning serves for the Union County junior varsity team.

Bradford junior varsity player McKenzie Gerding receives a serve.

Bradford junior varsity player McKenzie Gerding receives a serve.

Bradford junior varsity player McKenzie Gerding receives a serve.

Bradford junior varsity player McKenzie Gerding receives a serve.

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