LFO to travel to Mor­gan County for Class AAA opener

Walker County Messenger - - Sports - By Scott Herpst

LFO split a pair of home matches last Tues­day as they cel­e­brated Se­nior Night in Fort Oglethorpe.

The Red-and-White opened with a 25-14, 25-15 win over Gilmer as Macey Gregg had eight kills, three aces, 11 serve re­ceives and a pair of as­sists. Alesya McBur­nett picked up five kills, seven serve re­ceives, two as­sists and a dig, while Madi Gra­ham was on the re­ceiv­ing end of eight serves. She also had seven as­sists, two aces and a kill.

Also con­tribut­ing in the win was Sa­vanna Card­well (5 aces, 6 serve re­ceives), Gra­cen Hobbs (3 kills, 6 serve re­ceives, 2 as­sists, 1 dig) and Miyah Foster (2 aces, 2 kills, 5 serve re­ceives, 5 as­sists).

LFO ended the night with a 25-14, 25-22 loss to Dar­ling­ton.

Gregg had a teamhigh 10 kills and 23 serve re­ceives to go with four blocks, three as­sists and an ace. Foster recorded seven as­sists, five serve re­ceives, three kills and an ace. Gra­ham had four serve re­ceives, five as­sists and 1 dig, while Symerel Ben­nett added three kills, five serve re­ceives, two blocks and one dig.

The LFO Lady War­riors are headed back to the state play­offs af­ter a third­place fin­ish at the Area 6-AAA tour­na­ment at North Mur­ray on Satur­day, LFO lost to sec­ond-seeded Coahulla Creek in a semi­fi­nal match, but bounced back to beat fourth­seeded Mur­ray County.

LFO, who trailed the Lady Colts 7-1 in the early part of the open­ing set, ral­lied to tie things up at

12 apiece. How­ever, Coahulla Creek would win 13 of the next 17 points to claim a 2516 win and rode the mo­men­tum to a 25-14 win the sec­ond set.

Gregg had five kills, two aces and two blocks in the loss, while Foster picked up five kills

and four digs. Jer­ri­ale Jack­son recorded two blocks and Gra­ham had seven as­sists.

Against the Lady Indians, LFO opened with an easy 25-14 win in the first set, but saw Mur­ray County come storm­ing back for a 2516 vic­tory in the sec­ond set. How­ever, the Lady War­riors would re­group and clinch the match with a 25-20 win.

Gregg had 13 kills in the match, while Jack­son and Foster had six kills each. Ben­nett had seven kills and five blocks. McBur­nett had four kills, two aces and two blocks. Gra­ham recorded 10 as­sists and three aces, while Alexis Abra­ham chipped in with a pair of aces.

Gregg and Gra­ham were later named to the All-Area (6-AAA) first

team, while Ben­nett was named to the honor­able men­tion squad.

The Lady War­riors (12-30) will open the state tour­na­ment on Wed­nes­day (Oct. 11) against Mor­gan County. The start time had not been de­ter­mined as of press time.

Should LFO win, it would ei­ther host Tow­ers or play at No. 1-ranked North Hall in round two.

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