Morrow opens area matches with sweep

By Doug Gorman

Because of renovations to the Morrow High School gymnasium, the Lady Mustangs volleyball team might have lost their home-court advantage for most of the seasons.

If Tuesday afternoon's matches are any indication, the squad isn't going to mind playing away from home.

Morrow improved its record to 3-1 on the year and 2-0 in area play with sweeps against both Mt. Zion and Henry County.

Against the Lady Bulldogs, Morrow rolled to a 25-14, 26-24 and 25-17 victory. They then beat Henry County 25-19, 25-22 and 25-14.

High school teams in Georgia are using the rally scoring system where teams can score points even when they are not serving.

"It was good to get those first area victories," said Morrow head coach Yolanda Jenkins

Against Mt. Zion in game No. 1, Morrow pulled away from a 10-10 tie thanks to the strong serving by Patrece Booker who helped the Lady Mustangs to six straight points.

Morrow went on outscore the Lady Bulldogs 15-4 down the stretch.

In game No. 2, again the early points kept the game close, but after breaking away from an 8-all tie, the Lady Mustangs never trailed again.

Mt. Zion's Aly Pair helped trim the Morrow lead to 17-13 late in the game, but that was a close as the team could get.

In the third game, the two teams took turns exchanging the lead late. Ties at 23 and 24-all sent the game into extra play as Morrow closed out the competition with two straight points.

The most competitive game of the night for Morrow came in the third contest against Henry County.

Although the Ladyhawks built an 18-11 lead, Morrow rallied back and outscored Henry County 14-4.

Mt. Zion's hopes to salvage a match ended win it lost 25-14, 25-20 and 25-15 to the Henry County.