GREENBRIER — Greenbrier had a successful start to the volleyball season.
The Lady Panthers defeated Sylvan Hills, 17-25, 25-20, 25-14, 22-25, 18-16, Wednesday night. Earlier in the week they downed North Pulaski, 25-13, 25-12, 25-11.
Against Sylvan Hills, Kenzie Batter had 10 kills and seven blocks and Makenzi Burrow added six kills and was 12 of 14 on serves. Marissa Hollenbaugh was perfect on serves with 10 kills and four blocks. Other outstanding players were: Savannah Baker, five kills; Haley Heacox, three aces; Sarah Langston, three blocks; Cameron Roberts, four aces, 18 assists; Payton Starkey, 18 assists; Heather Wilcox, two aces.
“The girls played tough tonight with a lot intensity,” said coach Cindy Hartman. “Haley Heacox served six straight points in game two. Cameron Roberts served nine straight points in game three to help push the momentum.
“In game five, many of the girls stepped up and made big plays. Our setters Payton Starkey and Cameron Roberts worked the offense and set all the right people. We had some strong kills from Kenzie Batterton and Marissa Hollenbaugh throughout the match. Kenzie had 11 kills and dominated the net on defense with 7 blocks. Marissa had 10 kills and 4 blocks and hit the last kill to end the whole match. Heather Wilcox and Makenzi Burrow both served the ball under pressure in game three to help complete the win.”
Greenbrier won the JV game, 25-14, 25-14. Outstanding play was from Baker, Charlsey Dillon, Kobie Hartman, Katie Jones and Langston.
Batterton had four kills and four blocks against North Pulaski. Other top players were Baker, Burrow, Heacox, Hollenbaugh, Harlie Langston, Roberts and Starkey.
The Lady Panthers won the JV game, 25-8, 25-2. Maranda Clendenin, Hartman, Langston and Emily Moore led the JV squad.
RUTH DOYLE VOLLEYBALL
Morrilton defeated Ruth Doyle’s seventh-graders, 25-17, 25-15. Blakelee Scott led all players with eight digs, while Olivia Parker had six digs, and Asiyha Smith had two aces.
Ruth Doyle won the B team game, 26-24,17-25, 15-11. Jessica Watson led all servers with four aces.