LFO to travel to Morgan County for Class AAA opener
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.