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Lady Trojans sharpen skills prior to districts

By Thomas Sellers Jr.

Lady Trojan captain Lindsey Sailors hits the ball back over the net for a point against IC last week.

Volleyball districts are upon us across the state of Tennessee.
And the Millington Lady Trojans are feeling pretty good about their chances in District 14-3A. Last year under Head Coach Savannah Aime, the Lady Trojans advanced in the tournament for the first time in several years. 
Now under the guidance of Lisa Drumm, Millington Volleyball has a .500 record in league play and solid showings against most of the teams in district.
“They are progressing,” Drumm noted. “They are playing more like a team than they've played the entire season. Hopefully we can peak in time for district tournament, which will be the week of our Fall Break.”
Leading up to the district tournament, the Lady Trojans took on the Immaculate Conception  Lady Wildcats. Millington earned a three-set victory Sept. 24 in the Millington Gymnasium by a score of 25-17, 25-20 and 25-17.
In the first set the Lady Trojans jumped out to big lead. Then IC chipped away to make the score 19-14 in favor of Millington.
Then Lady Trojan senior Tierra Ford snapped the Lady Wildcat momentum with a kill.
“We've had matches where we're down two games and come back and won three,” Drumm recalled. “We've been in matches were we're just neck and neck. 
“This is a situation where they got up,” she continued. “I was afraid they were going to be too loose and unfocused. But they came back around and focused back up for the third game. They just need to maintain their focus and be serious when they're out there playing.”
IC appeared more focused in the second set taking the lead a few times. The Lady Wildcats kept the score within two points most of the set.
Then Lady Trojans like Lindsey Sailors, Elizabeth Woodard, No. 16 and Sierra Williams made plays to help Millington pull away 25-20.
The third set had a similar start to the second. IC was ahead 10-9 before Ford stopped the Lady Wildcat flow again
 with a spike. Millington jumped ahead 13-10. To hold on to the advantage Millington looked to Ford and Williams.
A well-placed tip from Williams made the score 20-16. Then Ford was attacking the net again with a kill to make the tally 21-16. Then Williams gave Millington a comfortable advantage at 22-16 with kill of her own.
To close out the match, Williams leaped at the net and scored on a block making the score 23-17. Millington closed out the game 25-17.

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