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Varsity Girls finish 3rd at Tipton Tournament
October 12, 2012By Jeff Martin of Centralia High School
The Varsity Girls Volleyball team finished a good day at the Tipton Tournament with a victory over the host Cardinals with a 25-21, 20-25, 15-10 victory in the third place match. Strong net play, highlighted by several blocks, including one on match point helped fuel the win. The Panthers started pool play with a 25-17, 16-25 tie with Hallsville. Pool play continued with a strong come from behind effort in game two to salvage a tie with host Tipton 20-25, 25-23. The Panthers had a chance to make the championship match with a victory to finish pool play over Russellville but fell to the eventual champion Indians 11-25, 21-25. The Panthers are now 2-3-2 on the year and will host Mexico on Monday in a JV/Varsity highway 22 doubleheader on Monday night beginning at 6 p.m.