Lady Rams charge to win

Published 9:02 pm Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Kelsey Baker hits a shot over the net Tuesday evening in the Lady Rams' win.

Kelsey Baker hits a shot over the net Tuesday evening in the Lady Rams’ win.


The Atmore Christian School Rams needed a come back after falling behind early to beat Aletheia Christian Academy in a hard-fought match Tuesday.

ACS won the best of five match with scores of 21-25, 25-20, 25-14, 20-25 and 15-10.

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The Lady Rams dropped the first game to the Lady Lions in large part due to a slow start, giving up five quick points before scoring their first point.

The Lady Lions then used a 5-2 run to take a 10-3 lead after a controversial call in which Charity Hall was called for a double hit at the net.

ACS closed the gap to 10-6 before the lead expanded to 16-9 on the Lady Rams’ failures to hold serve.

The lead got as high as 22-14 before Hall scored a block and a kill that cut the lead to 22-15. Katelyn Swartzendruber then picked up an ace to cut the lead to 22-16. The Lady Rams got it to within two points at 23-21, the smallest deficit of the game before Aletheia closed it out.

Aletheia took a commanding lead in game two, before the Lady Rams were able to tie it up at 10 points apiece with a kill by Hall. ACS then took a 16-15 lead on a kill by Briana Pearson.

Kelsey Baker scored a kill later in the game that gave the Lady Rams a 20-17 lead and the game ended 25-20 on a kill by Grace Kilcrease.

ACS took a commanding 7-3 lead early in game three with the help of three aces by Kilcrease. Three kills by Baker later in the game gave the Lady Rams a 12-5 lead. A kill by Kilcrease made it 16-8 and a kill by Hall gave ACS a 20-8 lead, which was part of a 7-0 run. The game ended 25-14.

The Lady Lions tied up the match at two games apiece with the help of a slow start by ACS. Aletheia led 10-4 before a Lady Lions’ player served the ball into the net. After a Hall kill made it 14-10, Aletheia went on a 5-2 run.

ACS got as close as 23-19, but the Lady Lions were able to close it out with the final point.

The Lady Rams came back to take the deciding game, 15-10, and win the match.