The Lady Tigers (5-0) slipped by LFO, 25-21, in the first match and then took a thrilling, 26-24, victory in the second match.
Head coach Dave Adams said the players on both teams played their hearts out.
“We had several rallies where the ball went over the net more than six times with no one scoring,” he said. “Both teams were playing just lights out. It went back and forth all night with both teams refusing to die.”
Adams said called the decision over LFO (0-1) a big win for Adairsville.
“LFO has a good program. They are just a team that’s solid. They’re tough to score against. They make you work hard for all of your points.”
Adams said the victory was a team win by the Lady Tigers, and he said it could be an indicator of what lies ahead this season if Adairsville follows that blueprint for the victory.
“I’m really proud of my girls for defeating LFO and the way they did it. No one stood out. No one dominated on serving like our last game. Everyone pitched in a little bit. It was a total team effort.
“We feel like this program has been knocking off a lot of teams, but there’s been a ceiling as to how well we could do. We could beat the teams we were supposed to beat, but that’s as well as we could do. Last year we lost a lot of really close games. If our girls will keep playing like we did tonight, we have a chance to win more of these type games.”
The Lady Tigers also defeated Cass in volleyball, 25-18, 25-16.
Adams said the victory was hard earned by his girls.
“I know Cass is young and in a little of a transition with a new coach, but those girls hustle,” Adams said. “They are not rolling over for anyone.”
Adairsville next plays Tuesday when it visits Chattooga County.
Lady Colonels fall
Cass hasn’t broken into the winning column in volleyball yet, but the Lady Colonels are improving and that pleases head coach Alicen Webster.
Cass played tough but came up short against LFO, which took its measure, 25-8 and 25-12, and Adairsville, 25-18 and 25-16.
“We’re working hard and really got it together when Janee Callahan got two blocks at the net for us in the second match against Adairsville,” coach Webster said. “Our services also are improving. We missed just three the entire evening. We still need to work on starting strong because we are finishing strong.”
Cass (0-7) next plays Saturday when it competes in a tournament at North Murray.
The tournament starts at 9 a.m. with the last game to start at 3:30 p.m.