Cass, Cartersville volleyball sweep home matches; Woodland earns a split
Cartersville volleyball won twice Tuesday night at home. The Lady Canes defeated Northwest Whitfield 25-19, 18-25, 25-19 in a three-set battle. They then won in straight sets over Rockmart 25-12, 26-24.
Cartersville coach Dustin Cothran knew his team was in for a tough match with Northwest Whitfield.
“We’re two very evenly-matched teams, and we’ve both been playing schools bigger than us and managing to come away with some victories,” Cothran said. “So I had a feeling it was going to be a really tight match, and it was. We just had a couple of good runs there.”
Cothran praised libero Bella Corrigan’s play in the first match, as well as the play of his blockers.
“Our front line took pace off hard hit balls today," said Cothran. "People see the blocks that just bounce straight down and you get the point, but a lot of people don’t think about those other touches,” Cothran said. “We touched so many balls today so our back row defenders weren’t having to dig hard-hit balls. We were taking all the pace off them and they became easier balls to pass.”
After the dramatic win over Northwest, the win over Rockmart came a little easier.
"“We had a couple of younger players that are going to be key for us next year, get a lot of playing time," Cothran said.
Cartersville (9-2) plays Woodland and North Paulding Thursday at North Paulding High School.
CASS WINS TWICE
Cass volleyball swept Gordon Central and Armuchee Tuesday night in a home tri-match.
The Lady Colonels beat Armuchee 25-14, 25-19 and finished off the night with a win over Gordon Central 25-12, 25-19.
Cass (6-2) will face Bremen and Calhoun at Calhoun High School Thursday evening.
LADY CATS EARN SPLIT
Woodland volleyball split matches Tuesday night at home. The Lady Cats fell to Marietta in three sets, but defeated Model in straight sets to earn the split. Woodland lost 19-25, 25-18, 9-15 to Marietta and defeated Model 25-20, 25-19.
Madison Mayton had three aces, eight assists, seven kills and one block against Marietta. Emmaline Payne added five digs, two aces, and three kills in the loss.
Against Model, Noelle Dickey had three aces, two digs, and a kill. Payne added five kills, three digs and one ace. Sydney Molinaro finished with a pair of kills and three blocks.
Woodland plays at North Paulding Thursday and is now 2-7 on the season.