MANHATTAN — The fourth-seeded Manhattan Tigers defeated fifth-seeded Big Timber 26-24, 25-9, 25-22 in the first round of the District 5B volleyball playoffs on Tuesday.
These teams would come out in the first set and be as even as possible. At 24-all Tigers junior Oliviah Westervelt got a kill to break the tie. She had 11 kills on the day.
On the next point, the Tigers would win the set. After a terrific block on the net, Manhattan junior Teresa Bannan got the tip back over and Big Timber was unable to handle it. Bannan finished with four kills.
The second set would be the complete opposite of the first. The Tigers jumped out to a 17-4 lead as sophomore Andi Day Douma looped around from the middle of the court and was set up for a spike, which she gently put in an empty spot of the defense. Manhattan took the second set 25-9.
Manhattan was looking for the sweep, and on match point Westervelt spiked this one off a Big Timber defender. The Tigers won the set 25-22.
Junior Cayli Chapman had 22 assists for the Manhattan Tigers.