Volleyball Roundups, Sept. 14-15
Published 10:59 am Wednesday, September 16, 2015
By BAKER ELLIS / Sports Editor
Shelby County splits matches with Clay-Central and Sylacauga
The Lady Wildcats split a pair of matches with Clay-Central and Sylacauga on Sept. 14, winning one and losing the other. Shelby County beat Clay-Central in straight sets, 25-4, 25-10, 25-9 before losing to Sylacauga in four sets 18-25, 25-19, 25-21, 25-19. Madison Douglas had 16 kills and 12 aces in the two matches combined while Megan Stevens had 14 kills, 14 aces and eight blocks; Anna Wood had 12 kills and eight aces; Libby Zegler had 10 kills, three aces and two blocks while Samantha Slaughter finished with 51 assists.
Spain Park beats Helena and Homewood in tri-match
The Lady Jaguars moved to 4-7 on the year with a pair of wins over Helena and Homewood on a Monday tri-match. Spain Park beat Helena two sets to one before shutting out Homewood 2-0.
Kingwood stays undefeated
The Lady Lions took care of business on Tuesday with a straight set win over visiting Autauga Academy. Kingwood won the match 25-11, 25-8, 25-9 to improve to 12-0 on the year. Kathryn Boyd had 15 kills, two aces and six digs on the night while Kirsten Boyd had 21 assists, six aces and four kills and Natalie Watts had 13 kills, four digs and a block as well.
Thompson takes down Tuscaloosa County
The Lady Warriors moved a game closer to the .500 mark for the season with a 25-21, 25-23, 25-19 straight set win over Tuscaloosa County on Tuesday. Milea Ray had 10 kills and 11 digs, JenniBeth Cox finished with 28 assists and Jaila Williams had eight kills to lead Thompson.
Oak Mountain gets past Pelham
Oak Mountain traveled across the county to take on the Lady Panthers of Pelham and escaped with a victory, moving to 13-6 on the season. The Lady Eagles won in four sets, 25-17, 25-21, 23-25, 25-23 and were led by a host of sophomores. Cameron Rueschenberg had 17 kills, 20 digs, three aces, one assist and a block to lead the way while Kathryn Beard registered 14 assists, seven digs and three aces and Kaitlyn Lund had 16 digs, five blocks, three kills and one ace on the night.
Briarwood falls to Clay-Chalkville on the road
Briarwood dropped its first region game of the year on Tuesday night when the Lady Lions paid Clay-Chalkville a visit, losing in straight sets, 25-17, 25-12, 25-9 to fall to 7-8 (1-1) on the season. Robin Reese had four kills and two digs while Monique Burton had four kills and two blocks to lead the way for Briarwood.
Chelsea beats Oxford in thriller
The Lady Hornets may not have the best record at the moment at 5-9, but got a key win over Oxford on Tuesday night to advance their region record to 1-0 in a thrilling five-set win. Chelsea got the better of Oxforf via a 25-19, 25-22, 23-25, 12-25, 15-11 win to avoid a late game collapse and claim the first region win of the season. Jules Hamer had 15 kills and five digs, Lexie Riggins had 11 kills, 13 digs and three blocks and Taylor Hackett had 20 assists, four kills and seven digs to lead the way for Chelsea.