Lady Canes open volleyball slate with split; Cass drops pair
Cartersville volleyball started the 2019 season Thursday night with a split of matches against Class AAAAAAA opponents at North Paulding. The Lady Canes dropped their opener to North Paulding in three sets, but bounced back to win a tight, three-set match with McEachern.
North Paulding won the opening set 25-19 before Cartersville won the second set by the same score. North Paulding closed out the match in the third set, 15-10. “London Moultrie and Anna Grace Brock gave us a chance in the opener,” said Cartersville head coach Dutch Cothran. “The first set was close until the end where we made some untimely mistakes. In Set 2, we jumped to a big lead behind a service run by Brock. Moultrie was big in that set too. In the final set, we made some service errors and some set placement mistakes.” In the win over McEachern, the Lady Canes dropped the opening set 24-26 before rallying for a 25-23 middle set win and a 15-12 victory to clinch the match. “We were up 14-3 in Set 1,” noted Cothran. “We squandered that set with a lot of inconsistency. We lacked some intensity too. We trailed 20-16 in the second set before coming back for the win and we finished off the final set with a nice little run.”
Macey Vaughn led the Canes with nine assists in the opener and ten against McEachern. Moultrie had six kills against North Paulding and finished the night with ten. Brock and Lauren Wenzell contributed three aces each. Mason Cline totaled 14 digs while Layne Condra totaled eleven digs in the two matches.
Cartersville (1-1) plays tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. at Etowah High School in the Sequoyah Classic.
CASS LOSES NON-REGION DOUBLEHEADER
Cass volleyball opened its 2019 campaign with a non-region doubleheader Thursday night at Pepperell.
The Lady Colonels lost both matches in straight sets, falling to Calhoun and the host Dragons. “We had some good moments,” said Cass head coach Alan Potter, “but we really never found our rhythm in either match.” Cass plays in the Welcome to the Jungle tournament at Adairsville Saturday.