High School Sports

Ocean Springs sophomore nets Sun Herald volleyball honor

Ocean Springs setter Abby Murrell
Ocean Springs setter Abby Murrell Ocean Springs High School

Ocean Springs has enough balance to challenge for the Class III state volleyball championship.

Abby Murrell is a big reason why the Lady Greyhounds are contenders. The sophomore earned the Sun Herald volleyball player of the week honors with two strong performances.

In a 3-1 win over Oak Grove (17-25, 24-26, 25-17, 25-23, 15-9), Murrell had 22 assists, five kills and five digs.

Murrell had 19 assists and seven digs in a narrow 3-2 win over Vancleave on Oct. 5: (17-25, 24-26, 25-17, 25-23, 15-9). The Lady Bulldogs reached the Class II semifinals last year.

Ocean Springs plays host to Pearl in round one of the state volleyball playoffs on Oct. 19.

James Jones: 228-896-2320, @_jkjones