Defensively, they played well, but they couldn't get anything going offensively.
With a team hitting percentage of 7 percent, the team really couldn't expect to win.
They were all pretty disappointed about it. Cumulative stats were: Crystal Allison: 4 kills, 9 aces, 3 digs, 5 blocks; Jaclyn Jordan: 8 kills, 6 aces, 4 digs, 4 blocks; Jenna Lanford: 10 kills, 7 digs, 1 block; Bethany Patch: 3 kills, 2 aces, 1 dig; Ciara Green: 3 kills, 2 aces, 5 digs, 3 blocks; Megan Patch: 18 assists, 7aces, 16 digs 4 blocks; and Sherena Swoner: 9 digs
Game 1: Score 25 to 19, RBS won; Game 2: Score 26 to 24 Livingston won; Game 3:
Score 25 to 21 Livingston won.
Tuesday, September 16th, RBS played Upperman, 2 out of 3, RBS won. Upperman has certainly improved since the last time that the Bulldogs played them. The Upperman players were moving better and passing better than they have all season. Thankfully, RBS were able to get their offense back up and running and pulled out the win.
The cumulative stats were: Crystal Allison: 7 kills, 6 digs, 2 blocks; Jaclyn Jordan: 7 kills, 1 assist, 3 aces, 8 digs, 1 block; Jenna Lanford: 4 kills, 9 digs; Leah Whittemore:3 kills, 4 digs, 2 blocks; Ciara Green: 6 kills, 1 assist, 1 ace, 8 digs, 1 block; Megan Patch: 12 assists, 12 aces, 7 digs; and Sherena Swoner: 6 digs.
Game 1: Score 25 to 15, RBS won; Game 2: Score 25 to 20, RBS won
On Saturday, September 20th RBS played in the Jackson County Invitational Tournament. With the one loss to Jackson County in the pool and a disastrous coin toss, RBS ended up being the fourth place team in the pool portion of the tournament. It really couldn't have been any worse for them as far as our likelihood of being able to win in the tournament.
First they had to face Livingston, one of only two teams to beat them in regular season. Also in our bracket was White County, the only AAA team there. POOL PLAY: RBS vs. Smith County; 2 out of 3, RBS won; Game 1: 25 to 19, RBS won; Game 2: 25 to 12, RBS won.
POOL PLAY: RBS vs. Jackson County, 2 out of 3, Jackson County won; Game 1: 25 to 21, Jackson won; Game 2: 25 to 21, Jackson won.
POOL PLAY: RBS vs. Livingston Academy; 2 out of 3, RBS won; Game 1: 25 to 08, RBS won; Game 2: 25 to 10, RBS won.
POOL PLAY: RBS vs. Monterey, 2 out of 3, RBS won; Game 1: 25 to 08, RBS Game 2: 25 to 09, RBS won.
Round one of the tournament was pretty tough. Livingston is a really good team, and they are able to completely disarm the RBS offense at times. They managed to hit enough to win, though. ROUND 1: RBS vs. Livingston, 2 out of 3, RBS won; Game 1: 25 to 20, RBS won; Game 2: 25 to 17, RBS won.
White County is without a doubt one of the most powerful teams that they had ever faced. They hit well, and they let very little hit the floor. Their school is designated triple A, and RBS are only single A. Bulldogs didn't play like a single A school, though. Their players were everywhere, digging up just about everything that White County tried to put down. They played better defensively than they had all season.
ROUND 2: RBS vs. White County, 2 out of 3, RBS won; Game 1: 25 to 22, RBS won; Game 2: 25 to 20, RBS won.
The Bulldogs won the tournament. It was simply incredible. The players were exhausted from playing six matches already that day, and they found the strength and the endurance to beat Jackson. At first, nothing they tried seemed to work. As the match went on, RBS made some adjustments and tried some new things that they have never even practiced, and they finally managed to squeak by with the win.
The Bulldogs play Jackson again on Tuesday, and the coach is afraid that they'll be looking for revenge. Hopefully, RBS can win again. CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: RBS vs. Jackson County, 3 out of 3, RBS won; Game 1: 25 to 21, Jackson won; Game 2: 26 to 24, RBS won; Game 3: 16 to 14, RBS won.