Gators get their revenge

Baker volleyball

Baker School's Hana Wadsworth tries to drive a shot past Walton's DeJa Tucker during Tuesday's volleyball match between the Gators and the Braves.

Published: Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 03:11 PM.

BAKER — It was sweet revenge for the Baker School volleyball team as the Gators hosted Walton County on Tuesday.

Baker traveled  to DeFuniak Springs and lost to the Braves in four sets on Sept. 19. The Gators returned the favor by taking Tuesday's match in four sets by scores of 28-26, 25-18, 22-25, 25-17.

"They got us over at their place 3-1," coach James Kerrell said. "It was a good win (for the Gators on Tuesday). Any time you can come out and play as well as we did, that's a good thing.

"Walton is a good program and is one of those bigger schools we try to schedule this year to really challenge our girls. They stepped up and met the challenge. It was a really good win."

When the Braves got off to a quick start in the first set jumping to a 5-0 lead it looked as if it might be a long night for the Gators.

An Ashley Harper kill put Walton up 12-4 and that's when Baker started inching back into the set.

Miranda Whatmough's kill sparked a 7-1 Gator run that closed the Walton lead to 13-11. A big hit by Jordan Linzy, an ace by Lena Daoud and an unforced Walton error allowed Baker to tie the set at 14-14.

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