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Page 4C August 21, 2019 iRL porter By Richard Dumas Huffsaid her 2019 forsyth@mymcr.net squad has worked hard over the summer and has An experienced 2019 shown a lot of improve- Mary Persons volley- ment in early-season ball team will try to get practices. back to the AAAA state "We have good talent playoffs for the first time and a lot of potential" since 2016. Huffsaid. "I have a lot The Volley Dogs have of expectations for this some much-needed con- season. We may surprise tinuity in the program some people:' as head coach Stephanie The Volley Dogs got Huff returns for her sec- the season off to a prom- ond season after a 4-18 ising start with a three- initial campaign in 2018. set road victory over Along with Huff, the Baldwin on Aug. 8. MP Volley Dogs bring back took the first set 25-19 five promising varsity before dropping the sec- players from a year ago, ond set 19-25. The Volley all of whom are seniors Dogs then regrouped to in 2019. beat the Lady Braves 15- In fact, with the addi- 11 in the third set for the tion of senior newcom- two sets to one win. ers Lauren Abrams and Huff said MP played Abby Gray, seven of MP's well against Baldwin, 11 varsity players are especially serving, but seniors. Varsity return- struggled with nerves in ers include fourth-year some big moments. Not varsity standout Kaylee surpri3in~ly, I Iuff said Swafford, a talented her team is still a work server and defensive in progress in terms of specialist, a pair of third- playing with confidence year varsity performers and communicating with Taylor Miner and Teresa one another. Wilcox, and second-year MP opened the season players Anokhi Patel and with a starting lineup Lindsie Robbins. featuring four seniors, Joining the veterans on Miner, Robbins, Swaf- varsity are four junior ford and Wilcox, and newcomers: Reagan two juniors, McCowell Dorrity, Alexis McCow- and Reichert. Huffsaid ell, Kali Reichert and although she kept 11 Alauna Robinson. varsity players, she will MARY PERSONS 2019 VARSITY VOLLEYBALL TEAM: Pictured from left to right on the front row: Kali Reichert, Lindsie Robbins, Kaylee Swafford, Anokhi Patel and Reagan Dorritv. Pictured from left to right on the back row: Lauren Abrams, Teresa Wilcox, Alexis McCowell, Alauna Robinson, Taylor Miner, Abby Gray and head coach Stephanie Huff. (Photo/Richard Dumas) customarily utilize ancoach on the college expects other tradition- face the home Lady Red eight-man rotation. She level, said she's working ally strong rivals like Devils at 5 p.m. before said she's challenged to form a team at MP Spalding, West Laurens taking on Griffin at 6 her reserves to perform that's "dominant on the and Upson-Lee to pro-p.m. Meanwhile, the MP well enough when they front row and scrappy in vide stiff competition for JV volleyball squad will get the chance to be in the back:' the Volley Dogs in their next compete in a three- that top eight and said "Defense is a must;' quest to crack the top team match at Stratford she expects her backups Huff said. "We're work- four in area and return Academy on Tuesday, to be "encouraging and ing on that, but we've got to the state playoffs. Aug. 27. The IV Volley supportive" at all times, good size this year:'The Volley Dogs will Dogs will face the home Huff, a Junior Olympics Perry is the reigningnext travel to Jackson Lady Eagles at 4 p.m. champion as a player in Area 2-AAAA cham- for a three-team match before taking on Warner volleyball and a former pion, and Huff said she on Thursday. MP will Robins at 5 p.m. 2019 MP JV Volleyball DATE OPPONENT LOCATION ule TIME Aug. 22 Jackson Jackson Aug. 22 Griffin Jackson Aug. 27 Stratford Stratford Aug. 27 Warner Robins Stratford Aug. 29 FPD FPD Aug. 29 Upson-Lee FPD Sept. 4 West Laurens West Laurens Sept. 4 Gatewood West Laurens Sept. 12 Central (Macon) Home Sept. 12 Tattnall Square Home Sept. 17 Heritage Home Sept. 17 Jackson Home Sept. 25 West Laurens Home Sept. 25 Spalding Home 5 p.m. 6 p.m. 4 p.m. 5 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 5 p.m. 6 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 5 p.m. 7 p.m. 5 p.m. 7 p.m. MP 9th DATE OPPONENT Volleyball Schedule LOCATION TIME Sept. 4 West Laurens Sept. 12 Tattnall Square Sept. 25 ACE West Laurens 6 p.m. Home 4:30 p.m. Home 5 p.m. 2019 MP Varsity Volleyball DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME Aug. 22 Jackson Jackson Aug. 22 Griffin Jackson Aug. 27 Stratford Stratford Aug. 27 Warner Robins Stratford Aug. 29 FPD FPD Aug. 29 Upson-Lee FPD Sept. 5 Perry* . Spalding Sept. 5 Spalding* Spalding Sept. 12 West Laurens* Upson-Lee Sept. 12 Upson-Lee* Upson-Lee Sept. 17 Heritage Home Sept. 17 Jackson Home Sept. 19 Howard* Home Sept. 19 Spalding* Home Sept. 26 West Laurens* Perry Sept. 26 Perry* Perry Oct. 3 Upson-Lee* West Laurens Oct. 3 Howard* West Laurens Oct. 9 FPD Home Oct. 9 ACE Home Oct. 10 Westside (St. Night)Home Oct. 12 Area 2-AAAA Tourney Perry Oct. 19 TBD (1st Round State) TBD Oct. 22 TBD (2nd Round State) TBD Oct. 26 TBD (Quar'mrfinals State) TBD Oct. 29 TBD (Semifinals State) TBD Nov. 2 TBD (Finals State) TBD * Denotes Area 2-AAAA contest 5 p.m. 6 p.m. 5 p.m. 6 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 5p.m. 6 p.m. 5 p.m. 7 p.m. 5 p.m. 7 >.m. 6 ).m. 7 Db.m. 6 o.m. 7 o.m. 5 ~.m. 7 o.m. 5 ~.m. 7 o.m. 5:30 p.m. TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD