Baker volleyball team wins opener (photo gallery)

Baker volleyball

Baker School's Hana Wadsworth (left) and Miranda Whatmough go up for a block against Central on Tuesday.

RANDY DICKSON / News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 10:29 PM.

BAKER — The Baker School volleyball team took care of business against Central on Tuesday opening the season with a 3-1 win by scores of 25-6, 23-25, 25-6, 26-11.

"I think overall we played solid," coach James Kerrell said. We played fundamental volleyball. "All in all, I'd say it was a good performance."

With senior Savannah Risen leading the way he Gators (1-0) jumped to quick 9-0 lead in the first set. The Jaguars opened the set with a serve out of bounds. Risen then reeled off eight straight points with three aces mixed in to give Baker the commanding lead.

Photo gallery>>>Baker-Central volleyball

Hana Wadsworth and Jordan Linzy had kills in the set and Ashley Black provided a timely block for a score, but mostly the Gators feasted on Jaguar mistakes.

It looked as if it was going to be more of the same in the second set when Baker jumped to an 11-1 lead, but the tenacious Central squad battled back with a 14-6 run to close the Baker lead to 17-15. A Central net violation made the score 18-15 with Risen taking over in serve for Baker.

A kill by Hartley Moate followed as Baker scored four straight points and was three points away from taking the set. A couple of unforced errors by the Gators kept Central in the set.

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