After a 2-9 start to the year with a highly competitive non-region schedule, the Cartersville High volleyball team earned a much-needed pair of wins Thursday at The Storm Center.
Cartersville went three sets with Coosa, but prevailed by scores of 22-25, 25-20 and 17-15 in a thrilling first match of the day.
Cartersville then took down Adairsville in a much-less-dramatic match, beating the Tigers 25-11 and 25-8.
Nedu Evans led the way once again for the Lady Canes with 27 kills, 18 against Coosa, adding eight aces in the two matches. Grace Hunter contributed 56 assists and Anna Mathis recorded 19 digs in the tri-match.
Adairsville, in its opening match Thursday against Coosa, fell by scores of 25-16 and 25-15.
Lady Tigers coach Kaylie Vaughn Martin said her team played well against Coosa, but "Cartersville has some big hitters that we just couldn’t stop."
Adairsville, now 0-8 on the year, won't play again until Sept. 4 at Coosa with LaFayette.
Cartersville will face Bremen and Villa Rica in a tri-match Tuesday at Bremen.
Lady 'Cats split again
The Woodland High volleyball team has played in four tri-matches this season, winning both of its matches once and splitting a pair three times.
The trend of splitting tri-matches continued for the Wildcats Thursday, as they beat host Murray County but lost to Southeast Whitfield.
Woodland comfortably beat Murray, 25-19 and 25-18, but lost by identical scores to Southeast Whitfield.
Against Murray, Macey Vaughn had seven digs and 12 assists, Grace Webb had four kills and three blocks and Noelle Dickey had six kills and eight digs. Against Southeast Whitfield, Sydney Molinaro had four kills, two digs and a block, while Vaughn had three kills, three digs and seven assists.
Woodland, now 5-3 on the year, will take on Cedartown and Hiram on Saturday.
Cass drops pair to Paulding schools
The Cass High volleyball team lost two matches Thursday at East Paulding.
The Lady Colonels lost the first to North Paulding in straight sets by scores of 26-24 and 25-17.
The second match against East Paulding went three sets, with Cass taking the second set 25-18, but losing the first 25-17 and the third 25-18.
Cass is now 1-9 on the year and will return to action Tuesday at home against Pepperell and Armuchee.