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Difficult route ahead for South after split on Day 1 of state volleyball tournament

staff report • Oct 25, 2012 at 12:07 PM

MURFREESBORO — Region 1 champion Sullivan South split its matches in the opening round of the TSSAA Class AAA state volleyball tournament on Wednesday.

The Lady Rebels beat Houston 22-25, 25-20, 18-25, 25-20, 16-14 in their first match. However, In the winner’s bracket semifinals, South lost to Ravenwood 14-25, 25-12, 25-20, 25-22.

“That first match going five games took away our legs a little,” said South coach Wendy Ratliff. “It can be so unpredictable when you get to the state tournament.

South (47-8) now drops into the elimination bracket and takes on Columbia Thursday morning at 11 a.m.

In the double-elimination format, South now has a tough road ahead.

South has to win three times Thursday in order to make it to Friday’s championship match.

To read the entire story, see the Oct. 25 edition of the Kingsport Times-News.

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