Canes take second at Welcome to the Jungle
The Cartersville volleyball team lost its opening match at the Adairsville High School Welcome to the Jungle tournament Saturday, but reeled off straight set wins over Coahulla Creek, Pickens, Southeast Whitfield, and Adairsville to earn a finals rematch with Sonoraville. Sonoraville won the championship match 25-14 and 26-24 leaving the Hurricanes as runner-up after a late entry to the event.
Cartersville (5-4 overall) was a late replacement team, taking the place of Rockmart --a team that dropped out earlier in the week. Mia Nicklas paced the Canes in the tournament with 36 kills and 11 aces. London Moultrie finished with 34 kills and Macey Vaughn contributed 81 assists during the six-match tournament. Meanwhile, Adairsville finished 2-1 in pool play with wins over Southeast Whitfield and Temple. Their only pool play loss was to Cass. The Tigers (4-3 overall) then swept Coahulla Creek in the quarterfinals of bracket play prior to their semifinal loss against Cartersville. Cass had three-set losses to Temple and Southeast Whitfield in pool action to go with their defeat of the tournament hosts. The Colonels (1-5 overall) then drew the task of facing Sonoraville in the quarterfinals and fell in straight sets to the eventual champion Phoenix.
Cass travels to Gordon Central Tuesday and will host Fannin County and Paulding County Thursday. Adairsville travels to Pickens Thursday where the Tigers will also face Cherokee. Cartersville plays at Sequoyah Tuesday and travels to Northwest Whitfield Thursday.