Volleyball roundup: Lady Canes split road matches, Cass splits first area matches
Playing Tuesday evening at Coosa High School in Rome, the Cartersville volleyball team split a pair of non-region matches.
Cartersville dropped their opener to Holy Innocents’ 25-16 and 25-12 but bounced back to beat the host Eagles 25-22 and 25-22. Macey Vaughn had 15 assists in the opening loss. Lauren Wenzell finished with six kills and a dozen digs. Anna Grace Brock added five kills and 10 digs. “We weren’t very sharp,” said Lady Canes head coach Dutch Cothran, “but we were coming off a pretty big break in the schedule. We had some good runs, but missed too many serves and made several blocking errors. They have a good team and I’m hoping to schedule them again next year.” In Cartersville’s win over Coosa, Vaughn distributed 24 assists while Mason Cline and Mia Nicklas provided three aces each. Wenzell contributed eight kills, eight digs, and a pair of aces. Brock finished with six kills and eight digs.
“We trailed by at least six points in both sets,” said Cothran. “but battled back and kept our focus. It was good to come away with a win on their floor.
Cartersville (7-7) will host Armuchee and Creekview Thursday night at the Storm Center starting at 5 p.m. The JV and ninth grade teams will also play Creekview.
CASS SPLITS FIRST AREA MATCHES OF SEASON
The Lady Colonels, playing in their first area matches of the year at Rome High School, defeated Hiram in straight sets but lost to Carrollton.
Cass, led by senior Keegan Krause (photo) who had 14 straight serves for points in the second set, topped the Hornets 25-17 and 25-21.
Carrollton won the nightcap, 25-14 and 25-11.
The Lady Colonels travel to Pickens Thursday for non-area action.
LADY TIGERS FALL IN HOME MATCHES
Adairsville dropped a pair of non-region matches Tuesday night at home falling to Dade County and Fannin County. The narrow loss to Dade County was 25-23 and 25-22. Fannin County won 25-12 and 25-10.
The Lady Tigers host Southeast Whitfield and Gordon Central Thursday starting at 5 p.m.
WOODLAND STARTS AREA ACTION WITH LOSSES
The Lady Cats' volleyball team opened Area 7-AAAAA play Tuesday night with a pair of losses. Woodland won the opening set against Paulding County 25-20, but dropped the next two sets to the Lady Patriots 25-13 and 16-14.
In the second match, the Lady Cats also went three sets with East Paulding. The Raiders won the opening set 25-18, Woodland took the middle set 25-17, and East Paulding won the deciding set 15-8. "Too much inconsistency and lack of focus for us tonight," said Woodland head coach David Condon. "Those two factors plagued us all night."
Woodland, along with Pepperell, travels to Chattooga for non-area matches Thursday evening starting at 5 p.m.