Cartersville High School’s volleyball team remained undefeated in Region 5-AAAA play Tuesday night with a pair of straight set wins over LaGrange and Sandy Creek at the Storm Center.
The Lady Canes defeated LaGrange 25-20, 25-21 to open the night and then took down Sandy Creek 25-14, 25-15 in the evening’s finale’.
“We were a little flat in the first match tonight and made a ton of errors,” said Cartersville head coach Dutch Cothran following the sweep. “For a while, it seemed we couldn’t do anything right against LaGrange, but we managed to squeak past the Grangers.”
Against Sandy Creek, Cothran said his team played some of their best volleyball of the year.
“We’ve had that match circled on our calendar all year,” said Cothran. “We knew it would be for the regular season region championship and the number one seed in the region tournament. The girls were firing on all cylinders and looked like a completely different team than that first match.”
The coaching staff credited Catie Heilman for a strong performance along with the team’s setters.
“Catie (Heilman) was really good tonight,” said Cothran. “Grace Hunter was also really good with her setting and attacking. Jayla Delgado and Anna Mathis played Libero and also played really well.”
Cartersville (20-2, 6-0) travels to Northwest Whitfield to face the host Lady Bruins and Calhoun on Thursday with matches starting at 5 p.m.
CASS VOLLEYBALL SPLITS REGION MATCHES
The Cass volleyball team split a pair of home Region 7-AAAAA matches Tuesday night with visiting East Paulding and Rome.
Cass lost a tough three set match with Rome 25-20, 12-25, 25-19, but bounced back to defeat East Paulding in straight sets 25-16 and 25-16.
“We didn’t pull out both matches, but the girls really came together as a team and played some good ball tonight,” said a somewhat pleased Cass coach Chelsea Morris.
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Kyler Trouten had nine kills on the night to lead the Lady Colonels’ attack. Madison Philpott contributed more than 20 assists and Delwyn Jones had six aces.
“The girls are peaking at just the right time of the season,” added Morris.
With the two-match split, Cass is 15-12 overall and 1-3 in region play.