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Rosman Rolls To Third Straight Win, Defeats Andrews 3-0


August 30, 2018

Times photos by Jeremiah Reed

Sophomore Ashley Hoxit's seven kills paved the way for Rosman's third straight win Tuesday night against Andrews.

A 3-0 victory against Andrews on Tuesday night marked the third straight win for the Rosman volleyball team and moved the Lady Tigers to 2-0 on the year in the Smoky Mountain Conference.

Rosman made it look easy in the first set, racing out to an 11-3 lead. They maintained a large margin for the duration of the set, winning 25-13.

And while sets two and three were more competitive, the Lady Tigers kept the pressure on and came up with the big plays they needed to get the win.

Although it's still early in the season, it's clear there has been considerable progress made among the team.

Head coach Mary Ramey said part of the challenge has been getting her players in the right position on the floor, which meant some girls putting the team ahead of themselves.

"It's taken me a little while to get them in the right position, and some of the girls had to sacrifice. I've got Elizabeth (Daves) playing libero because her defense on the back row is incredible. And tonight, we moved Ashley (Hoxit) to the middle. She prefers being on the outside, but we needed her presence in the middle," Ramey said.

Hoxit led the way on Tuesday, recording seven kills to go along with four aces and three blocks.

Times photos by Jeremiah Reed

Freshman Josie Chappell had a big night against the Wildcats, tallying 16 assists and 10 digs.

Freshman Josie Chappell had 16 assists, 10 digs, four kills and four aces.

Avery McNeely finished with five kills and four aces.

The Lady Tigers were slightly behind to start the second and third sets, but rallied for the win in both instances.

The improved chemistry on the floor was evident, and Ramey attributed the few moments where play broke down to mixing in different lineups.

"I tried to get everybody in the game. We had a few tight moments, and that's just from everybody not playing together on the floor, yet. But we pulled it out in three, so I'm happy with that," Ramey said.

Rosman hosted Brevard on Wednesday night and travels to Cherokee on Thursday.


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