South Sevier swept past Enterprise on the second day of the 2A state volleyball tournament on Saturday but it was a win their coach called "bittersweet."
The Rams' 25-16, 25-22, 25-20 sweep of the Wolves was a battle for third place.
"I just told them that a lot of teams would love the opportunity to play for third place," said South Sevier coach Lori King. "At least when you can end with a win in the third-place game."
The Rams dominated the first game, cruising to a 25-16 win.
Down 5-2 early in the second game, it looked like Enterprise was listless. But the Wolves slowly climbed back to take a 15-14 lead.
A perfectly-placed ball in the corner by the Wolves' Aubrey Green extended their lead to 19-15. But up 21-16, Enterprise allowed the Rams to score five straight and nine of the game's last 10 points to finish it out.
Every time it looked as if Enterprise could have folded up its tent, the Rams bounced back. Down 4-0 early and 13-9 later, Enterprise scored four straight points to tie before South Sevier closed the match out.
"This is a great bunch of girls with great chemistry," King said. "The girls have worked hard all season and improved throughout the year."
King was quick to point to the consistent play of her setters, Sydney Mills and Kaili King."They have been taken out of their games a little bit this week with some bad calls, but they have had a great year and improved a lot," King said.