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Bragging rights and essential space wins have been on the road on Tuesday night time as three native rivals obtained collectively for a tri-match in Space 6-A/AA Public play at Mannequin Excessive, and it was the Woman Devils that got here away as the massive winners of the proceedings.

Mannequin opened the tri-match with a convincing two-set win over Coosa 25-22, 25-9 after which closed out the night time with a gutsy victory in three units over rival Armuchee in an intense match that went forwards and backwards with each groups making some enormous performs earlier than the Woman Devils have been capable of pull it out in a decisive third set.

The finale opened with Mannequin (14-14, 4-0 in Space 6-A/AA Public) edging out the Woman Indians 27-25 in a decent first set. Armuchee (21-3, 3-1) battled again within the second set to seize the momentum and earn a 25-20 benefit, however the Woman Devils shortly rebounded and ran away for a 15-6 match-clinching win within the third set.

Mannequin head coach Kendall Roberts stated Tuesday’s outcomes have been additional proof of her staff enhancing and specializing in what they should do to have success after an up and down first half of the season.

“We type of had a roller-coaster month of August with a whole lot of highs and lows,” stated Roberts. “So the previous few weeks we’ve actually talked about consistency and doing the little issues as a way to get higher. We’ve began maintaining monitor of errors, actually unforced errors that may be averted, and I believe that has helped them focus extra on every participant doing their job.”

“We’ve actually come collectively as a staff the final couple weeks, and I’m so pleased with our ladies and their effort tonight. Each one in every of them stepped up tonight and did what they have been presupposed to do.”

Main the person efforts within the stat column for Mannequin, who has now gained seven straight matches, within the pair of wins have been Halle Williams with 14 kills and Larsen Johnson with 12 kills and 15 digs. Additionally enjoying a giant half have been Adalyn Willerson with eight kills, Tinley Sprayberry and Rachel Burkhalter with 12 assists apiece, Morgan Wooden with 21 digs and Jenna Henderson with 13 digs.

Armuchee got here away from the tri-match with a 1-1 night time as they defeated Coosa 25-10, 25-21 of their first contest earlier than the powerful loss to Mannequin which ended a 14-match successful streak. Woman Indians head coach Clint Decker stated his staff simply didn’t have sufficient solutions for Mannequin’s spectacular effort within the back-and-forth match.

“(Mannequin) performed with excessive vitality from the get-go, and I although they simply introduced extra vitality than we did,” stated Decker. “They’ve obtained some actually good gamers, they served the ball properly tonight and we had hassle receiving serves. That was the distinction tonight.

“We’ve simply obtained to maintain occupied with controlling what we will management. We’ve obtained to return able to follow exhausting tomorrow and get higher. That’s all you are able to do is come again in targeted (after a loss) and attempt to enhance.”

The Woman Indians performed with out key participant and defending Space 6-A/AA Public Participant of the 12 months Carlee Poole for a lot of the night time because the senior setter injured her ankle early within the match in opposition to Coosa and missed the remainder of Tuesday’s motion. Decker stated Poole is day-to-day as they are going to see how shortly she will get again on the court docket.

Coosa dropped to 5-19 general and 1-3 in space play with their two losses on Tuesday, however head coach Hannah Harmon stated she was happy with how her staff fought till the tip, particularly within the closing set in opposition to Armuchee.

“We need to work on us and never give attention to the opposite facet of the online,” stated Harmon. “We’ve been struggling to complete and put all of it collectively, however our ladies battled tonight and confirmed some good issues. We misplaced our libero final week so we’ve needed to re-work every part. We’re nonetheless filling out our rotation and making an attempt to get higher. Our purpose is to maintain working towards being nice in October when the matches imply essentially the most.”

The groups are all again on the court docket on Thursday as Mannequin travels to Gordon Central, Armuchee heads to Lindale for a tri-match in opposition to Pepperell and Cedartown and Coosa hosts Darlington and Northwest Whitfield. All of these matches begin at 5 p.m.

Roberts stated she desires to see her staff preserve their momentum going into the subsequent match.

“That’s the very last thing I instructed them tonight was to take this sense and run with it,” stated Roberts. “They actually loved the sensation that they had after successful tonight, and I need to see them preserve working exhausting to have that extra. I need to see them preserve combating for each level like they did tonight.”

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