Looking to inject some positivity to demonstrate just how much the Twinsburg volleyball team has improved this season, the Tigers made a statement at the Chagrin Falls Tournament.

Twinsburg went 2-1 at the Chagrin Tournament Saturday.

After a loss to Shaker Heights Laurel Academy (18-25, 20-25), the Tigers put up a big win over Aurora (6-7) 25-23, 25-14.

In the third-place match, the Tigers defeated Chagrin Falls (8-6) 20-25, 25-18, 25-22.

The Tigers are 4-5 overall.

Head coach Jess Rader is pleased overall and looking to improve as her club has shown some flashes.

Rader credited some athletes for playing well at Chagrin.

"Carisa Tanner had an impressive day with 23 assists and Bree Curry led us in kills with 18 and Alana Stevens had 41 digs," observed Rader.

Stevens is a senior while Tanner and Curry are juniors.

"So far this season, we have shown glimpses of what we are capable of, but our goal right now is to be more consistent," pointed out Rader. "When our energy is up and we are playing well, we can play with anyone."

The Tigers are 2-4 in the loaded Suburban League National Conference. Many of those losses have been close.

Twinsburg battled Wadsworth Thursday and dropped a three-set match 25-14, 25-9, 25-17.

In addition, the Tigers fell to Stow-Munroe Falls in another close league battle Sept. 10. The score was 21-25, 15-25, 25-22, 25-23, and 11-15.

"We lost a tough five-set match against Stow this week and then a loss in three sets to Wadsworth," said Rader.

"Now we just need to put a whole match together and start getting the results we know we can," added the coach.

In upcoming league action, the Tigers host Cuyahoga Falls Sept. 24 and play at North Royalton Sept. 26.