Lady Bobcats beat Lady Bears in tiebreaking 5th set

By Brian O’Shea, Plateau Daily News

The Blue Ridge Early College gym was roaring with fans’ cheers when the girls varsity volleyball team hosted Summit last week and took it to an epic tiebreaking 5th set with the Lady Bobcats taking the win 3-2.

BREC Amber Ward returns a Summit serve.

BREC had to rally and come from behind after winning the first set but losing the following two. In a best of 5 series, the Lady Bobcats needed to win the last two sets to walk away with a victory, and that’s what they did.

Summit Abbie Doerter slams the ball down for a point against BERC.

Summit hosted BREC earlier this season and won 3-1.

BREC Vanessa Russel spikes the ball against Summit at home.

“Well, when we played there we really struggled to do the little things, we beat ourselves that night,” said BREC Coach Ashley Steinel. “But this time our girls came out pumped and ready to brawl here at The Ridge. We had such high energy and drive to win in front of the home crowd.”

Summit Sarah Betty launches to score a point against BREC.

Steinel said the Lady Bobcats had 24 kills, 5 blocks and an 83% serve rate; but the Lady Bears responded in kind and made BREC work for the win.

BREC Brooklyn Kenney digs a Summit spike.

“Because we are a young team we did have a fair amount of miscues but we were able to capitalize on Summits errors as well as taking numerous points from kills, aces and ball placement of our own,” she said.

Summit Chloe Fowler hits a free ball from the back row.

BREC faces off against Highlands on the road tonight, games begin at 6 p.m.

Summit Middle School volleyball also plays in Highlands tonight, games begin at 5 p.m.

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BREC Izzy Moody gets low to dig a hard Summit kill.

Summit Courtney Logan scores on a kill against BREC.

From left are Bailey Cromkite and Kylie Eason keeping things light and breezy on the court between points.

Summit Taylor Robinson scores on a kill against BREC.

BREC April Corona listens to a few words of encouragement from the Lady Bobcat bench before serving.

Summit Sydney Sinclair passes against BREC on the road.

Summit Jazmin Barranco sends a free ball to the Lady bobcats.

Excitement ran high and the crowd got into it at BREC’s gym during the 5-set match against Summit.

BREC Vanessa Russell kills the ball against Summit.

Summit Abbie Doerter returns a BREC serve.

BREC Izzy Moody bumpsets a teammate at home against Summit.

These two gentleman got particularly rowdy throughout the match, from left are BREC superfans Gustavo Garcia and Levi Walters.

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