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Rebels split two on opening night

Thorsby won four out of five volleyball matches on opening night Thursday, but coach Ginger Williams said her varsity, which split two matches, must improve.

The varsity defeated host Sylacauga, 2-1 (25-19, 24-26, 25-22), but lost to Central-Coosa, 2-0 (15-25, 19-25).

“We did not serve the ball well at all,” Williams said. “To put it plain and simple, we did not play our ball game.”

Holly Smith recorded 15 assists and eight aces against Sylacauga.

Jennifer Spivey had four kills, and Desiree Evans chipped in three kills.

Thorsby’s junior varsity defeated Sylacauga, 2-0 (25-13, 25-22); and Central-Coosa, 2-0 (25-19, 25-21).

The middle school team topped Sylacauga, 2-0 (25-21, 25-13).