Tattnall County High School’s (TCHS) Volleyball team ended their season at the 2022 region tournament on Saturday, October 15.
The tournament was hosted at Toombs County High School, and the games started at 9 a.m. with two courts going at once. The eight teams in the Region are Appling, Brantley, Pierce, Savannah Arts Academy, Tattnall, Toombs, Vidalia, and Windsor Forest.
Prior to the tournament, Tattnall’s record was 9-24 overall, with 12 of those 24 losses; the games were neck and neck. Their Region record was 3-9, and five of those nine Region losses were close as well.
Tattnall entered the tournament as the seventh seed, playing the sixth seed, Vidalia. Their first set was very close, 25-23. In Tattnall’s first serving rotation, Senior Chloe Stanfield and the team scored six points. In the sixth rotation, Freshman Jasmin Akhrid scored five points. Sophomore Taryn Vega in the second rotation scored four points, and Senior Natalie Martinez in the third rotation scored four points. In the fifth rotation, Sophomore Jaylynn Johnson scored two points, and Sophomore Joanna Skeens scored two points in the third rotation.
In the second set, the Lady Warriors lost 25-19. They came up from being behind 20-9. Leading with points in the second serving position was Sophomore Taryn Vega with six points, and fourth serving rotation was Senior Natalie Martinez with six points.
“We were very proud of our team for never giving up. We will be losing five seniors this year and will miss their leadership. Three of our seniors have been with the program since the first year in 2019, playing a Junior Varsity schedule. They are Chloe Stanfield, Rylee Smith, and Sarah Sapp. Stanfield and Smith are the first players for the volleyball program in Tattnall County High School history to have played all four years,” Head Coach Ashley Findley said. “We then started the Varsity program in 2022. They have literally worked from the ground up learning the basics of the game and have become great role models for the underclassmen. We will miss them!”