The Kingwood Christian junior varisty volleyball squad captured the 2013 Rug Rat Tournament Sept. 14. The team consists of Jordan Stephens, A.C. Brooks, Kirsten Boyd, Natalie Watts, Trinity Hollis, Rachel Wray and Kathryn Boyd. (Contributed)
The Kingwood Christian junior varisty volleyball squad captured the 2013 Rug Rat Tournament Sept. 14. The team consists of Jordan Stephens, A.C. Brooks, Kirsten Boyd, Natalie Watts, Trinity Hollis, Rachel Wray and Kathryn Boyd. (Contributed)

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Kingwood JV volleyball wins tourney

Published 11:07am Tuesday, September 17, 2013

By DREW GRANTHUM/Sports Writer

The Kingwood Christian Lions’ junior varsity volleyball squad continued its impressive streak, moving to 15-0 in match play on the season after capturing the Kingwood Rug Rat Junior Tournament Sept. 14.

The Lions faced stiff competition in the single-elimination tournament, taking down Brooklane, Coosa Valley, Cornerstone, Tuscaloosa Christian, respectively, before defeating Edgewood in the finals.

The Lions never lost a set throughout the tournament, winning 12 sets. The closest the Lions came to losing came against Tuscaloosa Christian, as they went down 10-0 in the second set before coming back to win, 25-16.

Head coach Tony Boyd said he was proud of the effort.

“The girls had fun,” he said. “They’re a tight-knit group. We only have one sub, so they have to be in shape. It’s unique.”

Kingwood’s Kathryn Boyd was named the tournament MVP, with 39 kills and 40 aces. Kirsten Boyd was named to the All-Tournament team.

The Lions will take on Pickens Academy at home Sept. 19.

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