Lady Tigers win 2
by Jason Greenberg
Aug 14, 2013 | 668 views | 0 0 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Adairsville is off to a hot start on its volleyball season and continued that success Tuesday withgood work at the service line.

The Lady Tigers beat Pepperell in two sets, 25-11 and 25-8, before defeating Model, 25-14 and 25-20.

In the first match, Zina Chatman ran off eight aces in 10 serves to put Pepperell away in the first set. Chatman continued where she left off in the second set. She ran off 15 aces before Pepperell even got to serve in the second set.

“She dominated that game with her serve. It was amazing,” Adairsville coach David Adams said.

Against Model, the Lady Tigers continued to serve well.

Sydney Summers delivered some clutch serves to keep Adairsville in the set. With Model leading by a score of 20-19, Star Ruddell toed the service line as her team won six straight points to finish the match.

“She was really moving it all over the court,” Adams said.

Adairsville has now won its first three matches of the season and Adams believes his squad is already in midseason form.

“I’m happy with where we are right now. We are clicking very well as a team,” Adams said.

Lady Colonels fall

The Lady Colonels’ volleyball team has been characterized by slow starts to begin the year.

Cass is now 0-5 and suffered from poor first sets in losses to Calhoun, 25-14 and 26-24, and East Paulding, 24-10 and 27-25.

“They are getting better,” Cass coach Alicen Webster said. “If we can start better then we should be fine.”

Cass has a young team currently struggling from the service line.

“They were missing a lot of serves early on,” Webster said of her team. “That’s something we need to work on. They came back and finished up strong. If we hadn’t started off slow we could have won.”