Lady Rebels Win Region 1-A Title, Advance To Substate

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
by Cody Guinn

A tradition of bringing home hardware continues for the South Greene Lady Rebel volleyball team as they defeated Jellico and Gatlinburg-Pittman on Tuesday night to win the Region 1-A Tournament and advance to the State Sectionals where they'll play multi-sports foe Meigs County on Thursday.

Similar to the situation the Lady Rebels had in the District Tournament last week, South Greene made quick work of their semi-final opponent Jellico winning in three sets (25-7, 25-10, 25-9) while Gatlinburg-Pittman went five tough sets with an outstanding Sullivan North team to advance to the finals winning 3-2 (25-19, 23-25, 25-16, 26-28, 15-8).

The highly anticipated finals between South Greene and GP didn't disappoint as the first game went to the Lady Rebels 25-21, but the Lady Highlanders would rebound tying the game with a 25-22 victory in the second set. With set three getting under way just minutes before 10:00 PM, South Greene would turn up the heat to win the final two sets to win the region title; South Greene would defeat Gatlinburg-Pittman 3-1 (25-21, 22-25, 25-20, 25-17).

South Greene will now advance to their astonishing 11th straight state sectional game as they'll host Meigs County on Thursday with the winner advancing to the State Tournament.

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