Cartersville volleyball sweeps Bremen, Villa Rica in home opener
Cartersville volleyball swept its home opener Thursday night at the Storm Center defeating Bremen and Villa Rica — both in straight sets. Cartersville beat Bremen 25-22 and 25-7 before outlasting Villa Rica 25-22 and 25-22. In the win over Bremen, the Lady Canes actually found themselves down by ten before battling back.
“We are still dealing with some inconsistency and it put us in a deep hole in the first set,” said Cartersville head coach Dutch Cothran. “The girls showed a lot of heart to come back and we were much sharper in the second set. We reduced our mistakes and that is what it will take to win matches this season.” Anna Grace Brock had 11 kills in the win over Bremen. She added five aces and 11 digs. Lauren Wenzell totaled ten kills, three aces, and a dozen digs. Halle Matthews had six kills and four blocks while Macey Vaughn added 25 assists.
The nightcap with Villa Rica was a back-and-forth battle with the lead changing hands often throughout. “The match with Villa Rica was tough,” said Cothran. “We dealt with some gamesmanship on their part, but the girls used it as motivation and took care of business.” Brock had ten kills, ten digs, and three aces against the Wildcats. Wenzell finished with nine kills, 12 digs, and two aces. Vaughn added 18 assists. The Lady Canes (4-6) host Rome and McEachern Monday night at 5 p.m. in the Storm Center.
WOODLAND WINS TWICE
The Woodland High volleyball team picked up a pair of non-region wins Thursday evening at home, beating both Chattooga and Murray County in comfortable sweeps.
In the first match against Chattooga, Woodland won 25-20 and 25-9.
Emmalee Cigainero had two aces, four kills and three digs against Chattooga; Caroline Gore had eight kills and four digs; Grace Webb had three kills, three digs and an ace; and Sydney Molinaro had four kills, 14 assists, four digs and an ace.
The second match against Murray County was more of the same, with Woodland winning 25-18 and 25-14. Webb had six kills, five blocks and four digs in that match; Molinaro added three kills, seven assists, four digs and two aces; and Cigainero had nine digs and two aces.
Woodland returns to action on Tuesday at home against Model and Haralson County.