The Baylor volleyball team won the River City Rumble for the fourth straight year this weekend, going 7-0 in the tournament. The Raiders ended on top of the 21-team field, but had to battle through three sets in the final three matches, highlighted by an 18-16 third set win over Pope in the semifinals after falling behind 14-8.
Baylor, 18-1, hosts Knox Catholic Thursday.
River City Rumble scores:
- Baylor over Bradley Central 25-14, 25-22
- Baylor over Morristown West 27-25, 25-18
- Baylor over Soddy Daisy 25-12, 25-20
- Baylor over East Hamilton 25-17, 26-24
- Baylor over Hardin Valley 25-15, 17-25, 15-13
- Baylor over Pope 25-15, 17-25, 18-16
- Baylor over St. George 19-25, 25-17, 15-13
Baylor tournament stats:
- Emma Gray - 2 aces, 4 assists, 23 digs
- Lilly Stewart - 2 aces, 12 assists, 4 digs
- Tess Margio - 29 kills, 6 blocks, 4 digs
- Libby May - 9 aces, 82 assists, 29 digs
- Madison Cope -16 kills, 1 block, 2 digs
- Laura Kate May - 4 aces, 8 assists, 46 digs
- Elli Kinney - 4 aces, 25 kills, 3 blocks, 53 digs
- Julia Hartman - 5 aces, 52 digs
- Holland Moss - 17 kills, 17 blocks
- Elaine Redman - 11 aces, 83 kills, 10 blocks, 68 assists, 39 digs
- Sierra Herndon - 32 kills, 6 blocks
Baylor junior Elaine Redman was named the winner of the first-ever Nancy Brock Heart and Smile Award, given in memory of Nancy Brock. Ms. Brock, who passed away last spring, was married to area volleyball coach Paul Brock and the mother of Baylor player Conleigh Brock '23. A true fan of the game, Ms. Brock could always be seen on the sidelines full of heart and with a big smile on her face no matter what battle she was facing. The award will go annually to the River City Rumble player in the championship match who, as voted by the coaches and officials, plays with heart and makes those around them smile.