WH sweeps Robinson in season opener

WHITE HALL — With six seniors returning for their final season, the White Hall volleyball team is expected to have one of its better seasons in a while.

“We have a bunch of seniors on the floor,” head coach Steven Powell said. “They have been playing three or four years for us, so they know what to do.

“We shouldn’t have to tell them what to do.”

The Lady Bulldogs took a step in the right direction by sweeping Robinson 25-19, 25-20, 25-14 in their home opener on Monday night.

“We played well today,” Powell said. “I really thought we did. We did everything we have been doing in practice.

“We were commuincating, getting our hits in and getting our digs. We looked good today all around.”

White Hall (1-0) dominated Game 3 by jumping out to an early 8-2 lead and leading by as much as 13 points before finishing with the 11-point victory.

“I think the conditioning got to (Robinson) a little bit,” Powell said. “But give Robinson credit, they did some good things well too. “They had some good hits and things early in the game … but we just dominated that third game.”

Senior Summer Henderson was strong at the serve, leading White Hall to five straight points in the third game.

“She’s a senior,” Powell said. “Summer has really worked hard on improving her game and you can tell she really wants to succeed this year.”

In Game 1, Robinson took an early 3-0 lead before White Hall rallied off eight straight points.

“In the first set, they might have taken the lead at one time but then we got it back and rode with it,” Powell said. “We got expect a lot of them this year, and they stepped up and played well.”

In Game 2, Robinson rallied off five straight points to take a 11-9 lead. But White Hall answered with a 6-3 run to tie the game at 15. The Lady Bulldogs won the game 25-20.

White Hall’s nonconference schedule continues today when it travels to El Dorado for a 5 p.m. match. The Lady Bulldogs return home on Thursday to host Mayflower at 4:30 p.m.