Lady Tigers junior setter, Brynn Briscoe earned her 1,000th career set in win over Delphos St. John's
VERSAILLES – The Lady Tiger defeated the visiting Delphos St. John’s Lady Bluejays in straight sets in Thursday night MAC volleyball action.
“It’s nice to see them come out and play,” said Versailles coach, Kenzie Bruggeman, “and see the things we’ve been working on in practice.”
Brynn Briscoe earned her 1,000th Lady Tigers varsity career set in the opening game of the night bringing play to a stop while the team, coaches and fans honored the Versailles junior.
“She came in as a freshman and we saw the potential,” said Bruggeman. “Just to see the growth now in her knowledge of the game … it’s so high. That’s why we started out with a 6-2 this year and why we ended up with the 5-1 – because she knows so much about the game.”
“Unless you truly know the game you don’t realize that she knows an overpass – she’s getting up and she’s making the blocks,” continued Bruggeman. “She knows when to tip and just running a really good tempo offense right now so we are super proud of her – and what an accomplishment.”
The Lady Bluejays jumped out to a 9-3 first set lead before Versailles battled back to knot the score at 16-16 on its way to a 25-22 win.
“I really wanted them to jump out and earn points,” Bruggeman stated. “The first game I felt like we were just a little bit off. The ball kept being behind us – they were hitting a lot out of bounds.”
Versailles took a 13-3 second set lead bringing a timeout from the Delphos bench. The Lady Tigers closed out the set on a 12-7 scoring run to easily win 25-10 and go up 2-0 on the night.
The Lady Tigers were quickly looking at a 0-2 deficit to start third set play before the teams battled to 10-10 and 11-11 ties. Versailles took a 21-15 advantage bringing a Lady Bluejays timeout before taking the third set 25-19 to earn the home Midwest Athletic Conference victory.
“The second game we dialed it in but then we were kind of lackadaisical in that third game,” said Coach Bruggeman. “That is where I want to fine tune and get them to see the value and every free ball matters, it should be perfect, we should have a kill and we’re trying to incorporate that more in practice.”