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Lady Canes split road matches

Cartersville volleyball split a pair of non-region matches Thursday evening in Tunnel Hill falling to host Northwest Whitfield, but defeating Cahoun.

The Lady Canes took Northwest to three sets by winning the middle set 25-10, but lost 25-21 in the opening set and 15-10 in the third.

"It was a very disappointing night for us. The first set with NW Whitfield was hard fought, but I felt like we were on top of our game. As we went into the second set, the wheels seemed to fall off. Players who have been great all year struggled in the second and third sets. NW Whitfield did what they had to do to win, and we just didn't perform. The effort was there, and I feel like the focus was there, but we just couldn't seem to execute. We had a chance to go undefeated for the entire month of September, and I hoped we'd be able to do that. It just wasn't meant to be,” said Cartersville coach Dustin Cothran.

In their second match of the night, Cartersville defeated Calhoun in two straight sets 25-22, 25-10.

“Against Calhoun, we were less than impressive in the first set, but we played a little better the second (set). Overall, we made way too many errors to beat a team as good as Northwest Whitfield, and we need to learn from that and continue to grow moving forward,” Cothran concluded.

The Lady Canes (21-3) host Sonoraville and Murray County October 2.

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