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October 16, 2013

Greenville Lady Lions in on 'Jam the Gym' night


GREENVILLE —   The first annual “Jam the Gym” night in volleyball at the Lions Den was a success as the Greenville Lady Lions won 14-25, 25-17, 23-25, 25-16, 15-7 on Tuesday over the Denison Lady Jackets.

  The visiting Yellow Jackets started fast in the first set as Nicole Swindell, Kaycie Hamilton, Harley Goodin and Sara Shumaker all had big service points.

  Greenville had its way in the second set as Britney Smith, Savannah Himes, Kalli Moyer and Brinkley Henson all led the way.

  Greenville jumped out to a 10-5 advantage in the third set, but Melanie Garcia tied it at 13-13 with six straight service points for Denison. Hamilton then served for seven straight service points to give Denison a 20-14 lead. Denison then held on to win the set by two points.

  Smith, Jamison Forst, Henson, Moyer and Savannah Himes all had big service points in the fourth set. 

  Greenville rolled in the fifth set to claim the match.

  The Lady Lions are now 8-15 overall and 3-7 in district.

  Savannah Himes led Greenville with four aces, while Tayler Cordova led in digs with 10.

  Himes led in kills with 11 and Melanie Collazos and Britney Smith each had seven.

  Himes was the blocks leader with five, while Forst tallied three.

  Kalli Moyer paced Greenville in assists with 20 and Brinkley Henson had 10.

  “I’m very proud of the way the whole team played tonight,” said Greenville coach Amanda Marek. “They adjusted well to changes and were able to pull out the win. The net play from Savannah Himes was crucial in our victory.”

  Melanie Collazos was presented the Academic Athlete award for the month of September by Marek and athletic director Marvin Sedberry in pre-game ceremonies.

  Greenville took the junior varsity match, 25-18, 25-21.

  Denison won the freshman match, 25-10, 24-26, 25-17.

  Greenville will host Wylie East Friday at 5:30 p.m. With freshman and junior varsity matches to follow.

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