Cartersville wins area volleyball championship
The Cartersville High School volleyball team won the Area 5-AAAA championship Thursday night with a pair of wins over Troup County and Sandy Creek.
The Lady Canes took a three-set, straight sets win over Troup 27-25, 25-19, 25-15 in the semifinals, before battling from behind to win in five sets in the area championship match against Sandy Creek.
Cartersville lost 25-19 and 25-15 in the first two sets of the finals, but rallied to win 25-22 and 25-21 to send the match to a fifth set. Cartersville captured the area title with a 15-8 win in the fifth.
Athletic Director, Darrell Demastus, said he could not be more proud of this team for their efforts. “These young ladies went through a lot this year. They had great support and a plan and were able to pull off what I believe is the first Area Championship for our volleyball program,” noted Demastus.
The Lady Canes improved to 28-16 with the two area tournament wins. They will advance to the Class AAAA state playoffs to host the fourth-seed from Area 3-AAAA October 13 at The Storm Center. Opponent and match time to be determined.