The Toombs County High School volleyball team is off to a 3-1 start after sweeping a pair of home matches. In each set versus New Hampstead, the Lady Bulldogs opened up a big early lead. However, the Phoenix battled back to make each set a more competitive situation. TCHS won 25-16 and 25-22. In the second match the Net Dawgs took care of Dublin 25-11 and 25-19. The New Hampstead junior varsity defeated TCHS in three sets.
Toombs opened up the season on the road. The Net Dawgs won in straight sets win at Johnson (Augusta) 25-23 and 25-17. The TCHS junior varsity team lost 25-20 and 25-11.
“We had solid passing from Breanne Stanley and Janie Jernigan. and strong serving by Katelyn Grimm and Taylor Haligan,” coach Tom Brodnax said.
“No individual outshines others. The team played as a unit pretty well considering we’ve had only one week with entire team together. It gave us a good positive base on which to build. We will work hard on communication and defense this week. These girls, both starters and non starters work hard everyday. They are really coming together and I have high expectations for them. I’m really impressed with the level they have taken themselves to and the support they show for one another. They are true representatives of a Toombs county Bulldog,” Brodnax added.
Toombs also played at Waycross and the girls lost to Ware County 25-16 and 25-13 and beat Brunswick 25-21 and 25-4. The varsity Net Dawgs are 2-1. The Junior Varsity Net Dawgs beat Ware in three sets 27-25, 23-25, 15-11 and then lost to Brunswick 25-23 and 25-6.