LaFayette maintains winning ways
The LaFayette Lady Ramblers, who were ranked No. 5 in the Class AAAA state poll to begin the week, crossed the 20-win plateau with a sweep of Model and Dade County last Tuesday night in Trenton.
LaFayette handled Model, 25-18 and 28-8, before dispatching the host team, 25-15 and 25-9.
The Orangeand-Black debuted freshman Sarah Ray on Tuesday and the rookie didn’t disappoint as she racked up nine total kills, including six against the Lady Wolverines.
Jillian Morgan had seven kills, seven aces and four blocks, while Gracie Stier picked up nine kills and a pair of aces. Katie Dixon finished the night with eight kills and eight digs and Emily Redden dished out 32 total assists to go with four kills against Model.
Other contributors included Bailey Tarvin (six digs, three aces against Model) and Michaela Hobbs (four aces versus Dade County).
Two nights later, back on the road in Chatsworth, LaFayette continued their winning ways as they dominated both Gilmer and North Murray.
The Lady Ramblers smoked Gilmer in a nonarea match, 25-6 and 2516, behind seven kills, six aces and three digs from Dixon. Stier added six kills, five digs and two aces. Ray picked up four kills and Tarvin served up four aces.
In the nightcap, LaFayette roughed up the host team, North Murray, 25-6 and 25-18, as Morgan led the way with seven kills and a block. Redden collected 17 assists and five aces. Dixon had four kills and seven digs, while Ray added six more kills.
LaFayette (236) announced over the weekend that a tri-match, slated for Monday against Northwest Whitfield and Rhea County (Tenn.), had been postponed until Monday, Sept. 25.