Sev­enth-ranked LaFayette splits at Her­itage

The Catoosa County News - - COMMENTARY - By Scott Herpst

The LaFayette Lady Ram­blers be­gan the week ranked sev­enth in the lat­est ScoreAt­lanta Class AAAA vol­ley­ball poll and went 3-1 last week, win­ning two at home and set­tling for a split on the road.

On Tues­day, LaFayette claimed an Area 6-AAAA vic­tory at Her­itage by scores of 25-19 and 25-20.

Sarah Ray (8 kills) and Jil­lian Mor­gan (7 kills) paced the of­fense. Elaina Kirk­endoll picked up three blocks and Bai­ley Tarvin added three aces. Emily Redden dished out 16 as­sists and Katie Dixon recorded 14 digs.

How­ever, the Ram­blers suf­fered a 29-27, 25-9 up­set at the hands of Ridge­land in an­other area match.

Mor­gan and Ray had four kills each for the Lady Ram­blers. Tarvin col­lected 14 digs. Redden added 10 as­sists and Michaela Hobbs fin­ished with four digs.

Back at home on Thurs­day, LaFayette bounced back to de­feat both LFO and Ring­gold in a tri-match.

The Lady Ram­blers topped LFO, 25-17 and 25-15, be­fore claim­ing a 25-15, 25-16 win over Ring­gold.

Mor­gan had 19 kills on the night to go with four blocks and two aces. Dixon had 10 kills and 14 digs, while Ray picked up 16 kills.

Tarvin had 29 digs and six aces. Redden recorded 42 as­sists and nine digs. Blakely Lank­ford had 11 digs and two aces, while Hobbs 14 digs and two aces.

Other con­trib­u­tors in­cluded Kirk­endoll (5 kills), Darsey Shields (7 kills) and Ri­ley Smith (3 digs).

Lady Ram­blers sec­ond at Raider Rally

The Orange-andBlack headed to Dal­ton on Sat­ur­day to par­tic­i­pate in the South­east Whit­field var­sity Radier Rally tour­na­ment.

In pool play, the Lady Ram­blers went 2-1. They de­feated Mur­ray County (25-10, 25-7) and Dal­ton (22-25, 25-10, 17-15), but were edged out by third-ranked North­west Whi­field (2520, 25-23).

In bracket play, LaFayette drew Chris­tian Her­itage in the open­ing round, scor­ing an easy 25-16, 25-7 vic­tory. From there, the Lady Ram­blers earned a 25-21, 27-25 win over the host Lady Raiders to ad­vance to the cham­pi­onship.

How­ever, they were forced to set­tle for the run­ner-up tro­phy af­ter a 25-17, 25-19 loss to the Lady Bruins.

LaFayette is now 30-9 on the sea­son and 2-1 in 6-AAAA.

LaFayette was sched­uled to face North­west Whit­field (and Rhea County, Tenn.) in an Area 6-AAAA match on Mon­day in south Walker County, but due to news­pa­per dead­lines, re­sults were not avail­able as of press time.

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