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VOLLEYBALL SPOTLIGHT: BELGREEN BULLDOGS

One thing Belgreen’s Susie Tverberg knows about her teams is they are always different – and sometimes that requires flexibility on her part and her players’ part. That will be the Bulldogs’ focus as thy head into the 2022 season.

“They have really impressed me this summer with their flexibility,” said Tverberg. “We have made a lot of changes and moved players to new positions on the court. The players were very receptive and open to instruction.”

Tverberg said her team’s biggest challenge is going to be youth and inexperience.

“We are young and limited in varsity-level playing experience,” said Tverberg. “The key to our success is going to depend on our ability to execute our plan. Each person has a job to do, and they must do it and do it well.”

Tverberg returns three key players to her varsity team in Noelle Willingham, Carson Hovater and Hannah Borden.

“Noelle is our setter and will also be a hitter this year. She is our only senior, and she brings such energy to our team,” said Tverberg. “She is so competitive, and that tends to be contagious.”

Hovater, a 5-foot-11 freshman, returns as the Bulldogs’ middle hitter. Borden will also be a hitter.

Belgreen finished the season this past year 20-20 and was runner up in the area.

The Bulldogs compete in Class 1A in an area with Phillips and Hackleburg.

SCHEDULE

Aug. 18 Shoals Christian, Home

Aug. 22 Marion County, Away

Aug. 25 Tharptown, Home

Aug. 27 Colbert Heights Invitational, Away

Aug. 29 Red Bay/Colbert Heights, Home

Aug. 30 Cherokee/Colbert County, Away

Sept. 3 First Metro Tournament, Away

Sept. 8 Phil Campbell/Marion County, Home

Sept. 10 Bulldog Bash Tournament, Home

Sept. 12 Phillips,* Away

Sept. 13 Phil Campbell/Cherokee, Away

Sept. 15 Waterloo/Belmont Home,

Sept. 17 Colbert Heights Tournament, Away

Sept. 19 Hackleburg,* Home

Sept. 20 Phillips,* Home

Sept. 22 Colbert Heights/Colbert County, Away

Sept. 26 Red Bay, Away

Oct. 1 Franklin County Tournament, Away

Oct. 3 Hackleburg,* Away

Oct. 4 Shoals Christian, Away

Oct. 7-8 Muciana Tournament, Away

ROSTER

1 — Morgan Vandiver

2 — Carson Hovater

3 — Bryn Scott

4 — Noelle Willingham

11 — Isabella Tate

13 — Makayla Willingham

14 — Lilliana Willingham

19 — Hannah Borden

22 — Alayna Tate

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