The Baldwin High School volleyball team hosted a five-team area match last Thursday with some good results for the home Bravettes.
Teams present included the Perry Panthers, Howard Huskies, Rutland Hurricanes, Westside Seminoles, and the hometown Bravettes.
Baldwin started the evening against Howard with a 2-0 match victory. Great contributions came from a string of aces and attacks from junior Daesha Liggins and smart defense from sophomore Jazmine Walker.
The second match for the Bravettes was against Westside. The Bravettes defeated the Seminoles 2-0 thanks to consistent serves and smart plays from Zonilya Wilson, Jordyn Bolston and Jaluyah Callaway.
The final match of the night for the Bravettes was against Rutland High School. The Bravettes pulled ahead in the first two sets but wound up splitting 1-1. BHS fell short in a tiresome match overall 2-1 after a nail-biting final set that ended 19-17 in Rutland’s favor. Great contributions came from Tykeisha Thornton along with huge net play from Nykeisha Thornton and Sanaa Ross.
Overall the Bravettes claimed two out of three matches and five out of seven sets in the day of area competition.
Head coach Yuri Haynes is confident in the growth and mission of her girls and excited about what is to come for the program.
“We have a very young and versatile group of young ladies, and I’m very hopeful about our future success,” Haynes said. “Our girls are very athletic and fight hard to win.”
Baldwin’s junior varsity volleyball team will travel to Macon this week, followed by more area competition next week in Perry.