Senior Night was a success for the Lady Tigers’ volleyball team. The intensity was high as the Lady Tigers’ seniors of Dorothy Brown, Vanessa Brown, and April Johnson all were honored on the court just before they swept the Alcorn Lady Braves 3-0.
“I want to thank the Lord first of all and foremost,” said Brown, a senior right server. “He helped us throughout everything we encountered this year and he blessed us to pull together and get a win for Senior Night” The Lady Tigers won the first set 25-15, the second 25-22 and the last 25-23.
Brown added, “I want to thank the fans that stuck with us when things were ruff. And to incoming volleyball players, wear the G on your chest with pride and represent the Black and Gold standard by playing for the athletes that came before you”
The first set started in dramatic fashion as the Lady Tigers looked motivated and got off to a good start leading 13-3 midway through the first set. Senior Dorothy Brown lead with six kills as the Lady Tigers dominated the Lady Braves and won the set.
The Lady Braves regrouped and came out in the second set with a different approach. The set started off slow for both teams going point for point with neither team pulling away. Late in the set, GSU led 19-15, but gave up crucial points to give them a 22 all tie. Angela smith had the pivotal kill that gave the Lady Tigers the edge to pull out the set on top.
The Lady Tigers looked confident going into the third set tasting victory and what would be a shining moment for all the commitment and hard work contributed by the seniors during four years of volleyball. The Lady Braves controlled the third set as they had a 12- 6 lead early but the Lady Tigers remained focused and continued to fight. Kayla Lewis had multiple assists as her contribution lead to the Lady Tigers taking a 23-18 lead. The Lady Braves refused to surrender as they fired back to bring the set and match to 24-23 result late before Breonna Loud came out in the clutch to get the match-deciding kill. Senior Dorothy Brown ended the match with 15 kills 1 ace and 1 block April Johnson finished with 7 kills and 3 blocks.