Cass volleyball celebrates senior night with wins; Lady Canes take road victories

The Cartersville and Cass volleyball teams both picked up a pair of wins Thursday night.


The Lady Canes won a tough, three-set match at Northwest Whitfield and then closed out the night with a win over Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe.


Cass took straight set wins over visiting Pickens and Woodland.



LADY CANES TAKE ROAD WINS


Cartersville volleyball won a pair of non-region matches Thursday in Tunnel Hill defeating Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe in straight sets and Northwest Whitfield in three sets.


Cartersville edged the host Lady Bruins in the opening set 26-24, but dropped the second set to Northwest 25-13. The Lady Canes bounced back to take the deciding third set, 15-11.


Nedu Evans had 18 kills, nine digs, and three aces against Northwest. Grace Hunter contributed 32 assists, six digs, three kills, and three aces. Bekah Stevens had six kills and Anna Grace Brock (photo) totaled five kills and nine digs.


“That first set was a battle,” said Cartersville coach Dutch Cothran. “I was happy with the way we finished that one out. We didn’t pass well in the second set, but played much better in the third.”

Photo by Randy Parker, The Daily Tribune News

In Cartersville’s nightcap against LFO, the Lady Canes swept to a 25-13, 25-9 victory.


“We played without our starting libero Anna Mathis tonight,” added Cothran. “We missed her and the energy she brings, but the team pulled together and got out of there with a pair of wins.”


Cartersville improved to 15-11 and will take their 4-0 Region 5-AAAA record to Sandy Creek on Tuesday to play the hosts and LaGrange. A Lady Canes’ sweep would lock up the top seed in the region playoffs.



CASS SWEEPS TO SENIOR NIGHT WINS


Cass volleyball picked up a pair of wins Thursday night as they celebrated the careers of their five seniors -- Blaire Waters, Alexis Ware, Harmony Carr, Mireya Hernandez, and Jocelyn Pineda.


Cass defeated Pickens 25-19 and 25-11 in the opener and beat Woodland 25-10 and 25-23 in the nightcap.


In the other match at Cass Thursday night, Woodland defeated Pickens in three sets.


Cass plays area matches Tuesday at Rome High School.


Woodland plays area matches at Kell Tuesday against the Longhorns and East Paulding.

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