Lady Colonels sweep at Pickens; Woodland, Cartersville split matches
The Lady Colonels volleyball team played a best-of-five sets, non-area match at Pickens County Thursday night and came away with a 3-0 win over the Dragons. According to Cass coach Alan Potter, the Lady Colonels were led by the play of Keegan Krause, Madison Philpott, Avery Merlot, and Maria Piliposyans. Cass took the straight sets victory 25-20, 25-15, and 25-20.
The Lady Colonels return to action Tuesday with area matches at Paulding County.
WOODLAND RALLIES LATE FOR WIN OVER PEPPERELL
Woodland volleyball split a pair of non-area matches in Summerville Thursday night falling to the host Chattooga Indians in straight sets 25-22 and 25-13 before bouncing back to defeat Pepperell in three sets, 13-25, 25-18, 15-12. “We are like an unbelievable Jekyll and Hyde team this season,” commented Woodland coach David Condon following the road matches. “Our execution was bad and we were very inconsistent against Chattooga and during that first set with Pepperell, but we gave tremendous effort and had fairly tight execution to win those last two sets and pick up a win.” In the loss to Chattooga, Woodland’s Grace Webb had nine kills and four blocks. Sydney Molinaro finished with four kills and seven assists. In the come-from-behind win over Pepperell, Webb had six kills, seven blocks, three digs, and three assists. Molinaro contributed eight kills, ten assists, three digs, and three aces. Caroline Gore added eight kills, three assists, and three digs against the Dragons.
“The way the girls responded tonight is very encouraging,” concluded Condon.
Woodland returns to Area 7-AAAAA action at home Tuesday against Villa Rica and Kell.
LADY CANES BEAT ARMUCHEE, FALL TO CREEKVIEW
Cartersville won its opener against visiting Armuchee Thursday night at the Storm Center, but lost in the nightcap in straight sets to Creekview. The Lady Canes defeated Armuchee 25-18 and 25-16. The loss to the Creekview Grizzlies was 25-17 and 25-21. In the victory over Armuchee, Lauren Wenzell totaled 14 kills and ten digs. Macey Vaughn issued 20 assists as Anna Grace Brock finished with eight kills and eight digs. “We weren’t very sharp at times,” said Cartersville head coach Dutch Cothran. “I felt like a lot of our errors were unforced, but we made some plays when it mattered most.” In the loss to Creekview, Cothran was frustrated by some of the bounces and some of the calls. “We made too many mistakes and couldn’t catch a break,” said the Canes coach. “At times, it felt more like we were on the road than at home. We have to do a better job bouncing back when that happens and I can do a better job of controlling my emotions.” Wenzell had nine kills and eight digs against Creekview. Brock totaled ten digs and eight kills. Lily Gochee added eight assists and four digs.
Cartersville (8-8) travels to Central-Carroll Tuesday for a tri-match with the host Lions and Cedartown to begin region play. The Lady Canes will play at 6 and 7 p.m.
ADAIRSVILLE DEFEATS SOUTHEAST, FALLS IN THREE SET MATCH TO GORDON CENTRAL
Adairsville defeated Southeast Whitfield, but lost to Gordon Central in three sets Thursday night in home, non-region matches on the Tigers’ court. In the 25-20, 26-24 win over Southeast Whitfield, Autumn Henderson had four kills for the Lady Tigers. Kaylee Jordan contributed two service aces and two kills. Maddie Reitz added a pair of kills.
Adairsville won the opening set with Gordon Central 25-19, but the Warriors took the final two sets 25-22 and 15-11. Megan Smith had four aces and six kills for the Tigers. Kaydee Huskins contributed four kills. Annie McCormick finished with three service aces. Grace Collins added three aces and a kill.
Adairsville travels to Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe next Thursday to play Murray County and the host LFO Warriors.