County volleyball roundupPublished 3:05pm Thursday, October 17, 2013
By DREW GRANTHUM/Sports Writer
The following is a collection of volleyball scores from county teams from Oct.10-17:
Pelham falls in tri-match competition
The Panthers volleyball squad travelled to Hoover to take part in a tri-match with Hoover High and Guntersville. The trip turned out to be a bit of a disappointment for Pelham, as they failed to capture a single set, falling 0-2 in both matches.
In the first match, Pelham took on the Guntersville Wildcats. Set one saw the Panthers play the Wildcats close, but fall short, 20-25. The second set was a carbon copy of the first, although this time the Panthers were able to pull closer, dropping the set 22-25. Leading the way for Pelham in the first set were Caitland Smith with seven kills, Lauren Meadows with 16 digs and two aces. Lauren Bass also had two aces.
In the second match, the Panthers were again unable to take a set victory, falling to Hoover 12-25 and 20-25. Autumn Hiett, Emily Jackson and Josie Harwood all had two kills, Meadows had 11 kills, and again Meadows and Bass tied with aces, this time with one apiece.
The loss dropped Pelham to 11-23 overall, but the Panthers maintained a 4-2 record in area play, and will host the area tournament Oct. 22.
Thompson takes Ramsay in sweep
The Thompson Warriors volleyball squad needed just three sets to defeat the Ramsay Rams, but it was anything but a cakewalk to begin with.
In the first set, Thompson took a close battle down to the wire, capturing a 26-24 victory. The second set saw the Warriors take a 25-20 win. By the third set, the Warriors took complete control of the set, securing the match with a 25-9 win.
Kelsea Bivins had nine digs, 15 kills and three blocks, Taylin McCarver had six kills and two blocks, Milea Ray six kills seven digs, August Newberry had 10 digs and four aces and Tara Miller had four kills and 32 assists for the Warriors.
Hornets wreck Rams in four
It took four sets against Ramsay to get it, but the Chelsea Hornets were able to notch their 19th win of the season Oct. 15.
The Hornets quickly took care of the Rams in the first two sets, 25-13 and 25-10. The the only set that was close in terms of final score was the third, in which the Rams notched a 25-21 win. The Hornets then put the match away with a 25-14 win in the final set.
Emma Cotney had 23 digs, Chelsea Tyson had 19 digs and 10 aces, Madison Turner posted 10 kills, seven digs and seven aces, while Courtney Campbell had 14 assists, 12 digs, eight kills and eight aces for Chelsea.
The win moves the Hornets to 19-12 overall on the season.