South Pemiscot comes up short to Gideon

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Sarah Eddleman prepares to set the ball in JV volleyball action against Gideon. Also pictured are (from left) Brooke Perrydore, Tamiya Starks and Makenzie Redden.

Gideon is known for a strong volleyball program but, with the addition of Risco players to the roster, they become an even more formidable opponent. Having said that, Coach Jackie Booker and her South Pemiscot Lady Bulldogs were not outplayed, per say. South Pemiscot matches up fairly well with Gideon, but just did not play their brand of volleyball on their home court Monday, Aug. 28 in their first home game of the season. Consequently, South Pemiscot came up short on the scoreboard, falling to Gideon in two sets, 25-14, 25-21.

South Pemiscot varsity players work the floor against Gideon. Pictured from left are: Damaris Farmer, Kaylee Williams, Lia Spears, Addison Nelson and Lizzy Gray.

In the first set, Gideon was off and running to a 4-0 lead, but South Pemiscot bounced back and kept the set tight, knotting it up at 14 all. After the 14-14 tie, Gideon took control and went on to win the set. Lia Spears served well, and Damaris Farmer had three consecutive blocks.

In the second set, South Pemiscot played even better, keeping the set at a virtual dead heat. The score was knotted at 18 apiece, then Gideon went on to edge out South Pemiscot in an exciting set of volleyball. Addison Nelson came alive and had a couple of key blocks and kills to help keep South Pemiscot close.

The junior varsity squad also fell to Gideon in two sets, 25-18, 25-18.