It was double the fun for the Waldron Lady Bulldogs as they took on not one but two opponents during their Benefit Game on August 20. Playing in Lavaca, the Sr High volleyball team set sail on a Slamtastic Voyage against the Lady Golden Arrows and Union Christian Academy. The Lady Bulldogs played seven starters for their Tuesday night match-ups. One sophomore, four juniors including their libero, and seniors Bayleigh Lipham and Taylor Stacy.
In their first game against UCA, offensively Waldron hit the court fast and fierce delivering king-sized blocks and stellar serves. The Lady Bulldogs provided plenty of sufficient court coverage defensively but in the end, the girls fell late to the Lady Eagles by mere points. In their last game against the Lavaca Lady Golden Arrows, the Lady Bulldogs suffered a rocky start. But once the game got going, the girls were on fire.
The Lady Bulldogs kept pace with the Lady Arrows back and forth court action giving onlookers a first-hand glimpse of what Waldron was bringing to the table. Although the Lady Bulldogs ended falling short to Lavaca, it was just the warm-up they needed to get their feet under them. On Monday, August 26, Waldron will host the Arkadelphia Lady Badgers. Last season, the Lady Bulldogs took a 3-1 loss against the Lady Badgers but this time around, Arkadelphia’s not gonna know what hit em. “With what we learned from the benefit game, we will be ready,” exclaims Coach Toby Hollin. “If we come out with the intensity that we possess and hold it the entire game, we will have a great season!”
Original photo courtesy of Sandy Tull