Tigerettes fall to Lady Bobcats

Friday, September 14, 2018
Marshall County head coach Tammy Shrivalle strategized with the Tigerettes during a timeout.
Tribune photos by Anthony S. Puca

The Marshall County Tigerettes hosted the Giles County Lady Bobcats Tuesday night at the Dottie Kelso Memorial Gymnasium in Lewisburg in a Class AA, District 9 volleyball matchup that went four sets with Pulaski coming out on top 3-1 in the best three-out-of-five contest.

The Lady Bobcats headed to Lewisburg with a mission to exact some revenge on the Tigerettes after an earlier season setback at Pulaski as they took the first set 25-18.

“We knew it was going to be extremely competitive,” MCHS head coach Tammy Shrivalle said about the rivalry game. “It was going to be very competitive, just like it was when we went over there and won.”

Tigerette junior Ashanti Woodard (22) skies for the kill versus Giles County.

The match tightened up considerably after the first set as the Tigerettes began to find some rhythm, but a late run by Giles County turned into a close 25-23 win, putting the Lady Bobcats up two sets to none.

It looked like a clean sweep was in order as Giles County pushed ahead late in the third set before the Tigerettes stormed back as Shelby Winton caught fire from the service line with six straight winning serves to complete a 26-24 comeback win for MCHS.

Tigerette sophomore Shelby Winton (1) had six straight service winners to pull out a 26-24 win in set three over the Lady Bobcats.

“It was amazing when we had Shelby serving it out for the win, it was just amazing and it was a win we needed to have in that game,” Shrivalle said. “I tell the girls the ball is not dead until its dead, so keep on following the ball.”

Giles County opened up an early gap in the fourth set and once again Marshall County came back late, but it wasn’t enough as the Lady Bobcats prevailed 25-19 to take the match.

Marshall County is in its second year of playing volleyball and they are currently the only school in the county with a volleyball squad.

“Last year we won one game, so we are doing a lot better from last year,” Shrivalle said. “Last year the girls didn’t know how to pass, set, serve, didn’t understand the rotation, so this year is like night and day.”

Freshman Dallas Harp (25) goes up for the two-hand blast versus the Lady Bobcats.

The Tigerettes played at Lawrence County last night and have five matches remaining in the regular season.

“Our goal this season was we looked at our stats for each match and looked at what we scored versus each team and double that score and that would be a win for us and we have met a lot of those goals this season,” Shrivalle said.

The next home match is Monday versus Columbia Academy with the first serve slated for 6 p.m.

Sophomore Ryleigh Scott (10) gets ready to blast a big serve in Tuesday night’s District 9 volleyball match versus the Lady Bobcats.

“We have had a lot of close matches this year and we are going to stay focused, that’s our job is to stay focused,” Shrivalle said.

The District 9 Tournament begins on October 1 at Lawrence County High School and the Region 5 Tournament is at Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet School in Nashville.

Marshall County High School Volleyball Roster

Michaela Barnett So.
Lisa Bracht Fr.
Hunter Campbell Sr.
Grace Dodson Jr.
Taylor Dodson Fr.
Noemi Feusi Sr.
Taijha Green Jr.
Dallas Harp Fr.
Madison Herring So.
Madison Hery Fr.
Jessa Lancaster Fr.
Ellie Luce Fr.
Anna Claire Moses Sr.
Taniya Reeves So.
Yesimer Sanchez-Ramos So.
Ryleigh Scott So.
Shelby Winton So.
Ashanti Woodard Jr.
Mallorie Wooten Fr.
Olivia Wooten Fr.
Savannah Wooten Sr.

Coaches: Tammy Shrivalle and Lori Haynes