Great White Sharks assume sole lead in CASL Red Division
Midway through their dual meet season, the Catoosa Great White Sharks have found life in the Chattanooga Area Swim League’s Red Division to their liking.
Catoosa, who was promoted to the Red Division of the CASL after their White Division championship last summer, currently sits alone in first place in the Red Division with a 4-0 record.
Their latest victory came this past Monday night as they polished off a season sweep of the Big Ridge Raiders, 488.5-279.5, at the Arlene Crye Pool in Fort Oglethorpe.
Emma Pullam, Carson Cloud, Lisa Afonshina, Helen Webb, Lexi Easley and Reece Gallagher all scored 19 points for the Great White Sharks. Allie O’Donnell and Morgyn Easley each had 17 points, while Henry Webb finished with 16.
Chipper Grayson and Kirill Lebed both contributed 15 points. Marianna Easley, Camden Cloud and Yaric Lebed all had 14 points, while Easton O’Donnell, Keeley Mountjoy and Julia Striker all had 13 points.
Emma Bradford (12), Lance Marshall (11), Colson Chappelear (11), Daniel Patouga (10), Saulye Nichols (10) and Cooper Chappelear (10) also finished in double figures for Catoosa.
The Great White Sharks lead the pack in the Red Division thanks in part to the Fairyland Flash, who avenged a loss earlier this month by nipping previouslyunbeaten Chattanooga Golf and Country Club, 402.5-401.5, Tuesday night atop Lookout Mountain.
Fairyland (2-2), who lost to the Wavemakers, 466-322, in their first meeting of the year, got 19 points apiece from Ellie Taliferro, Ben Bevill and Ethan Bevill in the rematch, while Bo Ozburn and Frances Bohner had 18 points each.
Bella McBryar (17) and Grant McBryar (16.5) also turned in big points for the Flash. Will Jackson, Nate Jackson, Mary Blythe Ozburn and Wilder Wingfield had 14 points apiece, while Carley Braman and
at the net,” Tate added. “I think she knows the game, which is helpful, and she knows me, so she knows what to expect. I think that will be helpful too because the other girls on our team don’t know me like she does. We’re looking for leaders. They are hard to find, but I think she can be one for us.”
Jacob reiterated that she wanted to be a leader for the new Chattanooga State squad.
“I think I’m definitely going to be able to bring leadership skills,” she said. “I’m always the one on the court trying to hype everybody up and that’s what I’m looking forward to doing here, just keeping everybody’s head up and in the game.”
Heritage head coach Kari Cooper said she was happy for Jacob, who is the first ex-Lady General to sign on to play volleyball in college since Cooper took over the Heritage program.
“(Cayla) came to us (at Heritage) already with some really good volleyball knowledge, having played for Coach Tate before,” Cooper explained. “She played middle for us her senior year and had as many blocks as she had kills. She was really good on the front row and really worked hard.
“She’s a very positive person, a great player to have and a person you want to have on your team. I just hate that we didn’t have her at Heritage all four years.”