Tigers earn first win of the season in Bartow volleyball action


It's been a tough season for the Adairsville High volleyball team, entering the match with Region 6-AAA foe Haralson County without a win on the year.

However, the Lady Tigers got a big boost in morale with a two-set, convincing win Tuesday.

Adairsville beat Haralson by scores of 25-17 and 25-12.

Dacey Hunt and Emily Green each had four aces in the match, while Green and Nakiyah Washington combined for nine kills.

"They played with their hearts and really showed their potential," Adairsville first-year head coach Kaylie Vaughn Martin said of the match.

The win puts Adairsville at 1-1 in region play and the Tigers will look to keep things going Thursday with another home match against Calhoun and Gordon Central.

Lady Colonels split

The Cass High volleyball team split two matched at LaFayette Tuesday — one was a win over Gilmer and the other a loss to host LaFayette.

Both matches went two sets, with the Colonels prevailing by scores of 25-16 and 25-15 over Gilmer, but falling in two sets to LaFayette, 25-12 and 25-17.

Cass is now 4-13 on the year and will next host Pickens and Woodland on Thursday.

Woodland drops two

The Woodland High volleyball team played two good teams tough Tuesday, but it ultimately fell short against Carrollton and host Hiram.

"We played hard and actually passed really well," Woodland head coach David Condon said. "We just could not put the ball away offensively and had to play through long rallies, especially against Hiram."

Despite winning the first set, Woodland lost the first match to Hiram, 23-25, 25-18 and 25-21, and then suffered a sweep against Carrollton by scores of 25-22 and 25-21.

Macey Vaughn had 20 assists and 15 digs between the two matches; Sydney Molinaro had seven kills, seven digs and nine blocks; Noelle Dickey had seven kills and 10 digs; and Caroline Gore had eight kills, 12 digs and two aces.

Woodland is now 11-14 overall and 1-3 in Region 7-AAAAA. The Lady Wildcats next play Thursday at Cass.