Lady Tigers split in volleyball opener
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Aug 13, 2014 | 854 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Adairsville claimed its first-ever victory against North Murray as the Lady Tigers opened their girls high school volleyball season with a 1-1 split at Coosa on Tuesday.

The Lady Tigers topped North Murray 25-18 in the first set and 25-12 in the second. Coosa had the upper hand, 25-18 and 25-17, in the second contest. Both matches were non-region affairs.

Head coach David Adams said the victory against North Murray was a confidence builder for his girls.

“It was a very good start for our season,” Adams said. “We really had strong services with a lot of aces. Also, our defense was extremely strong.

“We were pretty much in control from start to finish in both sets against North Murray.”

Emily Sexauer, setter, had eight aces against North Murray while Amber Litteral, a middle hitter, had one ace, 10 kills, two blocks and two digs. “That was not a bad night for Amber,” Adams said.

He said Chloe Powell, an outside hitter, also turned in a good performance.

“It was her first varsity match and she had three aces and five kills, which isn’t a bad night either,” Adams added.

Adams said the Coosa match was more competitive than the score suggests.

“Coosa had girls putting the balls right on the line,” he said. “It forced us to watch and have to decide where the balls would fall. A lot of them fell on the line. They were very accurate.”

Adairsville next plays on Thursday when it visits Cass. The Lady Colonels also will be hosting Wheeler High School, out of Marietta.