The Woodland High volleyball team earned a pair of wins Thursday on the road in a tri-match against Hiram and Chapel Hill.
The Wildcats defeated host Hiram 25-13 and 25-22, and took down Chapel Hill by scores of 25-22 and 25-17.
Against Chapel Hill, Noelle Dickey had five aces, two digs, two assists and two kills; Macey Vaughn had six digs, six assists and three kills; and Caroline Gore had three kills and two digs.
Against Hiram, Sydney Molinaro had eight aces, two kills and three blocks; Emmaline Payne had three aces, three kills and two digs; and Vaughn had five assists, two kills, two digs and two aces.
Woodland, now 3-1 on the year, will next take on Central, Carroll and Rockmart at Rockmart on Tuesday.
Canes drop 2 of 3 close ones
It was a busy evening of volleyball for Cartersville, as the Lady Canes played three matches at the Storm Center against formidable competition.
All three matches Cartersville played went to a third set, but unfortunately for Cartersville, the team fell on the wrong end of two of those matches.
Still, head coach Dutch Cothran was pleased with how his team is progressing.
"Overall, it was a good night. I’m never content with two losses, but it was great to see the way we battled. There were four very evenly matched teams in the Storm Center tonight," Cothran said after the matches. "We are starting to settle into our rotation a little, and we’re getting some quality play from some players who are on varsity for the first time. We have a couple of talented freshmen who are going to be big for us this year."
Cartersville started off the day beating Bremen, 29-27, 12-25 and 15-11.
The Canes then lost to Cherokee — 23-25, 25-11, 15-13; and Northwest Whitfield —23-25, 25-22 and 15-10.
Cartersville is now 2-6 on the year and will host Sequoyah Monday at 5 p.m.
Cass loses pair in season opener
The Cass High volleyball team lost its first two matches of the season Thursday during a home tri-match against Rome and East Paulding.
The Lady Colonels fell to Rome, 25-19 and 25-17, and then lost to East Paulding, 25-20 and 25-12.
Cass will look to put one in the left column Saturday when it returns to the court for the Coosa Invitational.