Greenbrier High School’s volleyball teams moved itself in contention for a Class 5A state playoff berth last week with victories over Harrison and Morrilton.
The Lady Panthers (14-10, 5-7) are tied for fourth in 5A-West Conference with Central Arkansas Christian. A victory over CAC on Tuesday could clinch a state berth.
The Lady Panthers downed Harrison 25-23, 25-19, 25-15.
"We had a very well balanced offense (against Harrison) with a bunch of kids stepping up and killing the ball," Lady Panthers coach Cindy Hartman said. "Kayla (Waters) and Morgan (Colclasure) gave those hitters great sets to help it all happen on offense. Sophomore Sam Tillman came in and got eight sets and seven kills. That is a great percentage for someone coming of the bench.
"She was a great contribution on offense. Our defense stayed strong behind the leadership of Brittany Edwards, Lauren Rose and Abbey Holley."
Colclasure had 15 assists and six kills. Brittany Edwards was perfect on serves and had five digs. Kalea Hogg had five kills, MaKenzie Mallett five and Janessa Richards six. Waters was perfect on serves with 13 assists, nine kills and six blocks
Greenbrier also won the JV match, 25-19, 25-23.
Kari Gipson, Abbey Mallett, Jessica Nichols and Hannah Porter were services leaders. Hayleigh Barnard had four kills, Bree Hill 12 assists, while Nichols added three kills and three digs. Porter had nine assists and Tillman four kills.
The Lady Panthers defeated the Lady Devil Dogs 25-23, 25-21, 18-25, 25-19
Colclasure was 24-of-24 on serves with 10 assists. Edwards had four digs and was perfect on serves. Hogg added 12 kills and four blocks. Summer Richard was perfect on 20 serves with four aces, nine kills and three blocks. Janessa Richards had five kills. Waters had 11 assists, 11 kills and six blocks.
Greenbrier won the JV match 25-11, 23-25, 15-8
Barnard was perfect on serves with five aces and five kills. Hill had 12 assists. Abbey Holley had five aces and Mallett four. Tillman had five assists. Carlee Clifton and Joy Valliancourt were perfect on serves.