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Tough matches for everybody as season rolls along
Fayette County’s varsity volleyball team split their matches with Douglas County and Riverdale last week.
The Lady Tigers beat Douglas County in three games, 25-12, 22-25, 25-13, but lost to Riverdale 23-25, 25-13, 27-25. Fayette County played at Northgate last night against Starr’s Mill and the Lady Vikings. Tomorrow they will play East Coweta and Lithia Springs at East Coweta.
McIntosh got wins over Lassiter (25-23, 25-17), Landmark Christian (25-17, 26-28, 25-19) and Creekside last week but lost a three game match to Woodward Academy (25-23, 11-25, 20-25). Head coach Wendy Weaver is encouraged by her team’s play though and is expecting big things from the Lady Chiefs by the end of the season. Senior outside hitter Shauna Robertson leads the team in kills with 116 and blocks with 7.5, while senior libero Cat Lane leads the team with 199 digs and a serve receive average of 2.13 percent (perfect is 3.0). Senior setter Betsy Kelsch leads the team with 303 assists and a serve efficency average of 99 percent. The Lady Chiefs played Mays and Banneker at Mays last night and will host Decatur and Columbus tomorrow.
Our Lady of Mercy lost to Starr’s Mill 25-13 and then 28-26.
“We had them down both matches, but our youth showed in some critical mistakes,” said Our Lady of Mercy head coach Bill Schmitz. The Lady Bobcats lost to Columbus 25-21, 25-20 in almost the exact same fashion.
“Those are two very good teams and I was very proud of how we played against them,” said Schmitz. “We are working on cleaning up our mistakes and then we will be tough for some people to handle.”
Our Lady of Mercy played SACA and Greenforest yesterday at SACA and then travel to PACE to play them and AIS tomorrow. They will host ELCA and Henry County next Tuesday for their senior night.
Sandy Creek went 4-1 at a play day on Saturday, defeating Brookstone (25-7, 25-12), Houston County (25-5, 25-2), Northgate (25-22, 25-21) and Hardaway (25-14, 25-11). Their loss was to Columbus (25-18, 24-26, 8-15). The Lady Patriots played Whitewater and Tri-Cities last night and will play in the Lovett Block Party this Friday and Saturday.
In addition to their win over Our Lady of Mercy, Starr’s Mill defeated Columbus last week 25-14, 18-25, 25-19).
Whitewater met Norcross and Grayson last week and won both matches, topping Norcross (25-15, 25-22) and Grayson (25-21, 25-7). They will also play in the Lovett Block Party this weeknd.