Lady Canes sweep region opponents at Troup; Cass splits with region foes
The Cartersville High School volleyball team swept a pair of Region 5-AAAA matches Tuesday night at Troup County High School defeating Chapel Hill in straight sets before outlasting the host Tigers in three sets. In their opener, the Lady Canes beat Chapel Hil 25-22 and 25-16. “We started slowly,” said Cartersville coach Dutch Cothran. “The second set were were sharper and controlled the ball much better. We also served better, compiling eleven aces in that match.” In Cartersville’s second match, the Lady Canes trailed early and lost the first set before closing out the match over the final two sets. Troup won the first set 25-18 with the Hurricanes winning the next two sets 25-10 and 15-12.
“We made a couple of plays that were ill-advised in that opening set after battling back to tie it at 16,” noted Cothran, “but we played a lot better in the second set. Lily Gochee gave us a big lift in the final set with some outstanding serves. Overall, it was an unselfish, team win tonight. I’m really proud of the girls.” Cartersville (16-9, 4-0 Region 5-AAAA) hosts North Paulding and Hiram in non-region matches Thursday night at the Storm Center. The next region matches for the Lady Canes will be the following Tuesday in the Storm Center. “We will have a chance to win the regular season region championship next Tuesday. That would give us the opportunity to host the region tournament finals in October,” concluded Cothran.
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CASS 2, ROME 1
KELL 2, CASS 0
The Lady Colonels split home region matches with Rome and Kell Tuesday night on the Cass High School campus. Rome won the opening set 25-16 before the Lady Colonels responded with wins in the final two sets 25-21 and 15-5. In the finale’, Kell took care of business defeating Cass 25-8 and 25-13. Cass head coach Alan Potter said Tuesday night that senior Keegan Krause played well and provided excellent serves against Rome. He also credited the play of sophomore Kia Perkinson who filled in as setter.