Lady Indians finish 9th among 75 teams in Tennessee Tournament
Brian Carter, Director of Sports Communication and Digital Media at Tallulah Falls School (TFS) reports the Lady Indians, after taking a pair of wins on Friday in the Rocky Top Tournament in Tennessee, followed it up with a sensational day of play on Saturday. On the final day, TFS won matches over Ridgeland and John Battle, while losing to Station Camp. The girls placed 9th out of 75 teams, winning four of the five matches they played in. The morning got off to an early start, as TFS beat Ridgeland 25-20 and 25-21. Station Camp won in a dramatic three-set match, falling 17-15 in the final set. “I saw a lot of good things in that set,” says coach Matt Heyl. “The first set we beat them pretty well, but then they crushed us in the second set and we had the mentality to come back and fight in that third set.” TFS advanced to a consolation match against John Battle, which the Lady Indians took in a decisive third set with a 15-13 win. “We had to call a timeout because we were losing 8-10, and it’s not that big of a deficit but we did come back and win that,” adds Heyl. “Quite a tournament. We saw some grit and fight that we’ve never seen.” The first win on Saturday ran the win streak to six, tying a program record achieved numerous times. The girls move to 11-5 overall on the season. The Lady Indians had won twice on Friday to advance to Saturday’s competition.