Lady Hornets take four-game winning streak into Friday's district match-up

From Staff Reports

Oct. 18, 2007 - The Miller Grove Lady Hornets will take a four-game winning streak and co-leadership of District 18-A into tomorrow's volleyball match with North Hopkins.

The Lady Hornets (5-1 in district) have clinched a playoff berth with two games to play.

Miller Grove started its four-game winning streak by beating North Hopkins 25-11, 25-16, 25-17 , behind 14 kills, five blocks and nine service points from Natalie Bailey and 15 points, four blocks and three kills from Becca George.

Haley Potts added 16 points and two kills, while Angelic Rios and Jena Burns had nine points each.

"We came out well, missing only two serves the entire match," said MG head coach Melissa Kethley. "Our girls work extremely hard each and every day, lifting weights twice a week, running cross country every morning at 6:30, and volleyball practice after school."

Next, the Lady Hornets knocked off third-place Fruitvale 19-25, 25-12, 25-17, 25-17 as Adrian Estrada had 20 assists, two kills and 11 points. Bailey added 19 kills and six blocks, and George had six kills, five blocks and 18 points.

Haley Potts added 17 points and 14 assists, while Rios contributed 18 points and two kills.

"The girls were scared the first game and fell to Fruitvale," Kethley said. "They play well together and didn't get down. Their attitudes and hard work really paid off this week."

The Lady Hornets then handed Yantis its first district loss and broke the Lady Owls' 18-match winning streak with a 27-25, 20-25, 25-17, 25-22 victory in Yantis on Oct. 12.

Bailey had 27 kills and 23 points while George added 15 kills, three blocks and 12 points. Estrada and Potts each had 13 points and combined for 47 assists.

Rios led the team in points with 24 and Burns had 10.

"Playing at Yantis is always tough. They have a rowdy crows and lots of fans who come support them, but the Miller Grove Hornets played together and they played very well," Kethley said.

Then, on Tuesday, Miller Grove handily defeated Union Hill in three games, 25-7, 25-6, 25-8, as George led the team in points with 27 to go with seven kills. Bailey added 16 kills and 11 points.

Potts contributed a team-high 21 assists, while Rios added 14 points. Kasey Burns had nine points.

In addition to the varsity winning, the Miller Grove Junior High team remains unbeaten the last two years.

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