The Baldwin Bravettes volleyball team started its season off with a couple of losses, but has since bounced back in a big way.
Coached by Yuri Haynes, BHS volleyball dropped its first two matches to Mary Persons at 2-1 and Tattnall Square Academy at 4-2. This week has been a different story though.
On Tuesday, the Bravettes hosted their first region match of 2019 against the Burke County Lady Bears. Baldwin won three of four games to take the match and get the Bravettes their 1-0 start in region play. The front-row presence of sophomore Daesha Liggins along with seniors Tykeidra Jackson and Dasia Harden contributed to the region victory. A huge string of serves from Tykeisha Thornton and good defensive effort by Zy’keria Hightower also helped BHS along.
The Bravettes returned to the court Thursday for a non-region matchup against Spalding High School. The contest had everyone on edge as the two teams split the opening two sets, but it was Baldwin who reached 15 points first in the third and deciding set to take the match. Spalding opened the final set with eight unanswered points, but BHS would not lie down. Megan Simmons’ serves along with huge net play once again by Liggins and Jackson brought the Bravettes back to victory.
Baldwin volleyball is making respectable strides this season and the team is hoping to continue that progress through the remainder of the 2019 schedule. The Bravettes return to their home court for a match Thursday as they are set to take on Westside of Macon. Match time is scheduled for 5 p.m. in the Baldwin High gymnasium.