MJ places 2nd in Bulldog bash
FRANKLIN -- Mt. Juliet's volleyball team placed second in the Gold Division of the "Bulldog Bash" held Friday and Saturday at the Franklin Field House.
The Lady Bears went 7-1 in Franklin, defeating Lipscomb, Kenwood, Eagleville, Pope John Paul II, Oakland, Dyersburg, and Beech -- all in straight sets.
Brentwood Academy topped MJHS 2-1 in the tournament finals.
Now 8-1 on the season, the Lady Bears play at District 9-AAA rival Portland Thursday.
Wilson Central's Lady Wildcats went 3-3 in the Bulldog Bash.
Gallione scores 4 in MJCA win
MT. JULIET -- Marcella Gallione piled up four goals Monday as Mt. Juliet Christian Academy knocked off Zion Christian 8-3 in the opening match of the season,
The junior scored her first goal at the 22nd minute mark off an assist by Caitlyn Smith.
Gallione scored again in the 40th minute -- pushing the Lady Saints ahead 5-2 at intermission -- and found the back of the net in the 43rd minute, then scored her final goal late in the contest.
Reagan Moody, Kristen Robbins, Kayla Schidlt and Abigail Eastin all added single goals for MJCA.
Saints goal keeper Abi Hildabrand recorded eight saves as MJCA finished with 32 shots on goal.