Baker sweeps Freeport in volleyball

Baker volleyball

Baker volleyball players Ashley Black (left) and Brittany Brunson go up for a block against Freeport on Thursday.

RANDY DICKSON / News Bulletin
Published: Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 09:49 PM.

BAKER — A slow start for the Baker School volleyball team didn't spell disaster Thursday night as the Gators hosted District 3-1A rival Freeport.

Trailing 15-11 midway through the first set, the Gators turned up the intensity and took the win 3-0 by scores of 25-20, 25-13, 25-14.

The Bulldogs (5-2, 1-1) took advantage of big hitting from Mary Kate Myrick and Amanda Sefo to jump to the quick start, but Baker was able to make the necessary adjustments to offset the Freeport power.

"We came out kind of slow, but we stepped it up when we had to step it up and do the little things we need to do," Gator coach Tommiko Parks said. "Overall it was a pretty good performance.

"We have to get the balls we know we can get and when we get a ball we have to be able to transition and run good offense. That's what we did tonight -- we were able to use those digs and use those balls we could get to and transition to our offense and make good things happen for our team."

Parks admitted that the Gators might have been a little rattled by the power of Myrick, who finished the night with a match-high 11 kills. Four of Myrick's kills came as the Bulldogs built the early lead.

But as 10-time defending district champions the Gators (5-2, 4-0) are use to overcoming a little adversity as they outscored Freeport 14-5 down the stretch to take the first set.

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