Woodland sweeps to a pair of road wins; Lady Canes pick up win; Lady Colonels fall in season opener


Cartersville volleyball won one of three matches Thursday evening at the Storm Center earning their victory over Bremen in a third set.


Cartersville won the opening set with Bremen 29-27, lost the second set 25-12, but won the final set 15-11 to take the match victory.


Nedu Evans had 16 kills in the win. Grace Hunter totaled 33 assists. Anna Mathis and Anna Grace Brock contributed 19 digs each and Brock added five aces.


The Lady Canes lost their other two matches of the night, falling to Cherokee and Northwest Whitfield.


Cartersville took the opening game with Cherokee 25-23, but fell 25-11 and 15-13 in the next two.


Against Cherokee, Evans had 15 kills. Hunter shared 39 assists. Brock totaled 14 digs and four aces.


Northwest Whitfield edged Cartersville 23-25, 25-22, and 15-10. Evans tallied 19 kills. Hunter contributed 41 assists. Mathis had 19 digs and Brock had five service aces.


“Overall it was a good night,” said Cartersville head coach Dustin Cothran. “I’m never content with two losses, but it was great to see the way we battled. There were four very evenly matched teams in the Storm Center tonight.”


Cartersville (2-6) will look to continue their progress Monday in a 5 p.m. home match with Sequoyah.


“We are starting to settle in to our rotation a little, and we’re getting some quality play from some first time varsity players and freshmen,” said Cothran. “We have some people playing new positions, but we seem to be adjusting well. I’m excited about our group, and I’m looking forward to seeing the team grow.”



WOODLAND SWEEPS TO ROAD WINS


Woodland volleyball picked up a pair of wins Thursday evening at Hiram High School by defeating Chapel Hill and the host Lady Hornets. Woodland defeated Hiram 25-13 and 25-22, then knocked off Chapel Hill 25-22 and 25-17. Noelle Dickey had five aces, two digs, two assists, and two kills in the victory over Chapel Hill. Macey Vaughn contributed six digs, six assists, and three kills. Caroline Gore added three kills and two digs. Against Hiram, Sydney Molinaro totaled eight aces, two kills, three blocks, and one assist. Emmaline Payne totaled three aces, three kills, and two digs. Vaughn added five assists, two kills, two digs, and a pair of aces.


Woodland (3-2) travels to Rockmart next Tuesday to square off with the Yellow Jackets and Central-Carroll.




CASS VOLLEYBALL FALLS IN SEASON OPENER


The Cass High volleyball team was swept in a pair of home matches Thursday evening as the Lady Colonels opened their 2018 campaign.


Rome defeated Cass 25-19, 25-17 and the Lady Colonels fell to East Paulding in the nightcap, 25-20 and 25-12.


Next for Cass (0-2) is the Coosa Invitational Saturday in Rome.

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