The Woodland High volleyball team split a pair of non-region matches Thursday, losing to Pepperell by scores of 25-21 and 25-23 but beating Sprayberry by scores of 25-21 and 27-25.
"We played well against Pepperell, and played hard, just didn't execute as well as they did down the stretch,” Woodland head coach David Condon said. "We didn't play very well against Sprayberry, but we found a way to make plays when it mattered to pull out the win."
Grace Webb had 14 kills, 12 digs and 10 blocks between the two matches, while Lauren Morris had three kills, 15 assists, three aces and eight digs for Woodland on the day.
Canes fall to North Paulding
Facing a Class 7A school in The Storm Center, the Cartersville High volleyball team took North Paulding down to the wire Thursday night, but the Canes lost a close third set to ultimately drop the match.
Cartersville won the first set convincingly, 25-15, but then lost the second set by a score of 25-12 before coming up just short in the 25-23 third set.
"I feel like we played well for the most part and fought hard. We just had a few rough stretches, and those proved to be more than we could overcome tonight,” Cartersville head coach Dutch Cothran said. "I feel like we were more of a team tonight than we have been, not necessarily with the cohesion as much as with the camaraderie. We were behind and fought back in the third set, and I was proud of that fight.”
The Canes are now 16-10 overall and will welcome 24-2 Sandy Creek to The Storm Center Tuesday for a match between teams with identical 4-0 records in Region 5-AAAA that could determine the No. 1 seed in the region. LaGrange also will take part in the triple-match.
Cass loses a pair
The Cass High volleyball team lost two matches Thursday.
The Lady Colonels took a closely contested three-set defeat to East Paulding by scores of 25-22, 21-25 and 15-8.
Cass then lost in two sets to Cedartown by scores of 25-20 and 25-17.
Tigers can’t hang with Dalton, North Murray
The Adairsville High volleyball team dropped two matches Thursday.
The Lady Tigers lost to Dalton by scores of 25-15 and 25-6 before falling to North Murray 25-13 and 25-12.