Tinora High School –
The 2021 volleyball edition of the River Rivalry was in full effect on Tuesday night at Tinora High School.
The Lady Pilots came in from Ayersville sporting a six game winning streak, 8-3 overall, also boasting a 2-0 Green Meadows Conference conference record.
Tinora’s Lady Rams came in a little hot as well, winning three of their last four games, also undefeated in the GMC at 2-0.
The evening started with the Tinora Freshman winning in two sets, 25-8 & 25-7.
Up next was the JV contest. The Lady Rams took an epic first set, 34-32, neither team willing to budge an ounce. Tinora grabbed set two as well, 25-15, winning 2-0.
As the air was full of electricity after a great JV contest, the varsity squads took the floor with a great crowd, rocking student sections, and the Ram pep band adding sparks to the atmosphere.
The Lady Rams busted through first, taking the initial set 25-18. In the back and forth second set, Tinora also came out on top, 25-16. In the set, Rams senior Brooklyn Reineke recorded her 1,000 career assist. Reineke was presented a game ball from coach Bretta Hagerty honoring her accomplishment between the second and third sets.
With the Lady Rams have a 2-0 set advantage, the Lady Pilots were anything but done. As the Lady Pilots were grabbing a late third set lead, 24-19, Tinora mounted a comeback. The Lady Rams scored the next seven straight points to rally and take the third set, 26-24,
Both teams gave 110% effort, diving, digging, colliding all over the floor at Tinora High School, a great volleyball match.
With the win, the Lady Rams improve to 7-3, 3-0 in the GMC, Tinora will host Liberty Center on Thursday, ending their month long home stand.
Ayersville sees their six game winning streak snapped, falling to 8-4, 2-1 in the GMC. The Lady Pilots travel to Continental on Thursday.
The Higbea Embroidery Player of the Game Award goes to Brooklyn Reineke. Congratulations to Brooklyn for a great game and also recording her 1000 career assist.
Brooklyn & Coach Hagerty pic courtesy Sarah Harris
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