Mount Vernon, GA--The Barons had the right attitude heading into one of the biggest games of their season. The gym was full of anticipation and excitement, fueling the energy level and focus of the athletes. The match proved to be a battle, and the Barons proved to everyone not to underestimate their talent. After a grueling 5 sets, BPC won 3-2 (20-25, 25-20, 25-12, 19-25,15-11)and Tiffany Burkhead had a fantastic kill on the last play, an exclamation point on a great night.
BPC had 51 kills compared to TMU 34 and 172 total attacks compared to TMU's 147. BPC also had 13 more total digs.
Krizia Cornejo led the team in kills and Tiffany Burkhead led in total attacks. Autumn Beasley had the most digs. Jackie Williams was named Player of the Match by Coach Rose because of her aggressiveness. She served strong, taking Truett out of their offense and attacked every ball she was set. Putting the ball away with power, she was a definite impact player, pushing her teammates to do the same.
Coach Rose was proud of his team. "The game showed how much the team has grown and how we are setting a new tone at BPC. They didn't back down no matter what the score was. Down in points, set point for them, or us leading by ten they constantly were attacking and converting defensive plays. It is great to see a new mindset to the team!"