Briarwood, Chelsea, Vincent compete in volleyball action

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 10, 2006


The Chelsea Hornets, the Briarwood Christian Lions and the Vincent Yellow Jackets continue to compete in recent girls volleyball action.

The Chelsea Hornets posted a 10-17 record and head coach Donnie Teague said the team continues to show improvement.

In recent action the Hornets lost to McAdory in three games 25-27, 20-25 and 20-25.

But Chelsea rebounded with a win over Calera posting scores of 25-20, 24-26, 25-13 and 15-13.

Against Calera, Kristin Handley led the team with four kills and 15 aces.

Also contributing were Jessica Coyler with five kills and seven aces, Julie Sumerel with eight aces and Braden Thacker with five kills and 10 aces.

The Hornets were expected to play Leeds and Jess Lanier Thursday and participate in the Shelby County Tournament at Briarwood on Saturday.

As of Oct. 8, the Briarwood Christian Lions posted a record of 26-4.

On Oct. 3 Briarwood scored a win over Springville. On Oct. 4, the Lions posted a win over Jacksonville.

And on Oct. 6 Briarwood defeated Hoover and Austin in pool play of the Vestavia Tournament.

In Saturday, Oct. 7 tournament action, Briarwood defeated Muscle Shoals in two in pool play, defeated Thompson in three in first-round tournament action and Sparkman in three in second-round tournament action.

Vestavia defeated Briarwood, however, for the championship in two, 19-25 or 21-25.

In Saturday&8217;s action Emmy DeShazo had 34 kills, three blocks, seven digs and seven aces; Haley Johnson had 22 kills, 24 digs and two aces; Whitney Dailey had 14 kills, five blocks seven digs and 10 aces; Stephanie McKinney had six kills, six blocks and one dig; and Caroline Whitt had two kills, three blocks, six digs, 54 assists and two aces.

The Player of the Week for Briarwood was Emmy DeShazo with 90 kills, 19 digs and 20 aces.

The Vincent Yellow Jackets are 3-16 on the season and 1-3 in area action.

Shavon Keller leads the team in almost every category with 39 kills, 39 assists, 134 successful services, 53 service aces and 13 digs. Erika Carlisle leads in blocks with 14.

Others of note include Erika Carlisle with 37 kills, Amber Shaw with 35 assists, 130 successful services and 20 digs, Tamara Riggins with 34 service aces, and Shonda Dates with seven blocks.

Vincent will host Calera on Oct. 12, play in the Briarwood Tournament Oct 14, and the area tournament on Oct. 16