Lady Canes advance in volleyball playoffs
by David Royal
Oct 18, 2012 | 868 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Lady Purple Hurricanes advanced to the second round in the state high school volleyball playoffs by crushing the Jackson Lady Jaguars in their meeting Wednesday at Cartersville High.

Cartersville, the Area 4 No. 2 seed, won 25-8, 25-5 and 25-6 to claim its best-of-five series played at the Storm Center on the Cartersville High campus. Jackson was the No. 3 seed from Area 3-AAA.

Cartersville coach Camille Spradley said the team was able to aggressively put the ball in play throughout the sets Wednesday and that helped them.

“Serving was a big key for us today,” Spradley said. “We’ve been working on aggressive serving all season long and they did that very well.”

The Lady Purple Hurricanes had 23 aces and recorded 21 kills.

Stefanie Will was one of the big keys to the offensive attack, as she accounted for 10 of those aces.

“Stefanie’s wide open all the time,” Spradley said. “She was very important to our offense today.”

Also stepping up their games were Katie O’Connor, with nine kills, Mallory Walker, with nine digs, and Melissa Bartlett, with 15 assists. Will also accounted for seven kills.

Spradley said the Lady Canes need to show improvement defensively when they play in the next round.

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