Lady Dawgs topple Karns

A spark from a young hero helped the Bearden High School volleyball earn an extra match in the Courtside at Concord Tournament last week.

Sophomore libero Marissa McMahon had a huge service run in the second set of the Lady Bulldogs’ 25-22, 25-23 victory over District 4-AAA rival Karns in the final match of pool play Saturday, Sept. 28, Concord Christian School.

Bearden had won just one of its three preliminary matches.

“That was big for us to get that win over Karns,” BHS head coach Erin Biddle said. “We’ve played them twice (in district play) and we beat them the first time, but they came back to beat us the second time.

“Today, I was just proud of the girls for the way they fought.

“Karns is a good team and I’m sure that we’ll see them in the district tournament,” he added.

The Lady Bulldogs will host the District 4-AAA Tournament beginning Tuesday, Oct. 9.

“It was big to beat Karns,” McMahon said. “They’re a good team and I just want to win.”

“These are all great teams, and this will only help us get ready for our district tournament,” Biddle said.