The Mansfield Sr High Lady Tigers have been staying busy in their volleyball season. Between games and a tournament, the Lady Tigers sit with a 6-4 overall record and 2-1 in conference. The Sr High recently participated in the Mena Volleyball Tournament against five other schools including Mena, Pottsville, Arkadelphia, Booneville, and Waldron. The Lady Tigers ending placing third in the gold bracket having lost solely to Mena.
Brooke Wright had 56 kills and 20 blocks. Sadie Roberts had 24 kills and 15 blocks. Haylee Helms had 50 digs and 2 aces. Vanessa Noblitt had 67 assists and 13 aces. Kiara Thomas had 25 digs and 5 aces. Danielle Lillie had 17 kills and 30 digs. And Maggie Strunk had 3 aces and 10 assists. “I am very proud of the way the girls played,” expressed Head Coach, Kaylie Pyles. “Especially playing several games back to back. It was a long day but they continued to fight and never gave up.”
On Monday, September 9, Mansfield started their week by hosting the Hackett Lady Hornets in a blockbuster of a match. After 4 intense pure energy matches, the Lady Hornets walked away with a 3-1 victory. Totals for the Lady Tigers included Brooke Wright with 15 kills and 3 blocks. Danielle Lillie with 15 digs. Sadie Roberts with 5 blocks. And Haylee Helms with 5 aces and 22 digs.
With all of the matches the Lady Tigers had endured within the last few days, they were more than qualified to deliver a good ol’ fashioned butt whoopin’ to the Elkins Lady Elks by the time Tuesday had come. The Lady Elks didn’t stand a chance when they stepped on to the court to take on the Lady Tigers. Although close sets with final scores reading 25-20, 26-24, and 25-15, Mansfield took the cake with a 3-0 win.
Wright secured 13 kills and 4 digs. Roberts earned 5 kills. Lillie netted 9 digs and 5 kills. Noblitt obtained 24 assist and 8 digs. Helms grabbed 25 digs. And Thomas acquired 4 kills and 12 digs. The Lady Tigers will get a day to rest up before hitting the road to face the undefeated 10-0 Paris Lady Eagles on September 4 starting at 4. Although the Lady Eagles will be a tough competitor, Mansfield is tough as nails and has an uncompromising approach that leaves the competition begging for mercy.