Monday Prep Volleyball Roundup

Monday, August 19, 2013

The Soddy Daisy Lady Trojans opened their 2013 season with a 3-0 win over the Lady Lions of Red Bank.  The scores were 25-18, 25-15, and 25-12.

Soddy Daisy stats:
Haley Reynolds:  8 kills, 2 stuff blocks, 1 assist
Lauren Smith: 3 aces, 7 kills, 1 assist
Hannah Robertson: 3 aces, 31 digs  
Karigan Fulghum: 1 ace, 7 digs, 9 kills, 1 stuff block, 1 assist
Chloe Mitchell: 2 aces, 14 digs, 29 assists, 1 stuff block
Abby Walker: 1 ace, 4 digs, 8 kills, 3 stuff blocks, 1 assist
Alex Volker: 3 kills, 1 stuff block, 1 dig
Mackenzie Landreth: 1 ace, 3 assists, 1 kill
Whitley Phipps: 6 digs, 1 ace

Soddy Daisy won the J.V. game 2-0 (25-9, 25-20)

East Ridge started their 2013 season at Grace Academy.  East Ridge won 2-1 with scores of 25-15, 19-25, 25-22.  East Ridge won the JV contest 2-1.

East Ridge stats:
Hannah Eldridge - 14 kills, 18 digs, 2 aces
Kyhonah Lawrence - 28 assists, 10 digs, 3 blocks
Ieashia Taylor - 6 kills, 15 digs, 3 blocks
Michelle Hughes - 5 kills, 6 blocks, 5 digs, 1 ace
De'Jha Billingsley - 6 kills, 3 blocks, 8 digs, 1 ace
Michaela Moore - 3 kills, 2 digs
Tamara Sandridge - 13 digs
Katie Gadd - 5 digs, 1 ace


Ooltewah def. Hixson 25-17, 25-19 and Sale Creek 25-21, 25-23

Ooltewah Stats vs Hixson:

Sloan Sullivan - 7 digs, 5 kills,
Josie Cain-13 digs, 1 ace
Summer Williams - 2 digs, 3 aces
Bethany Spange -5 digs, 3 kills, 4 aces
Hanna Matthews - 1 kill, 12 assists
Alex Biro- 1 dig, 4 kills
Courtlyn Ison - 5 kills

Ooltewah Stats vs Sale Creek:
Sloan Sullivan - 8 digs, 1 kills,
Josie Cain-11 digs, 1 ace
Summer Williams - 2 digs
Bethany Spange -5 digs, 2 kills, 2 aces
Hanna Matthews - 2 aces, 20 assists
Alex Biro- 1 ace, 6 kills, 2 blocks
Courtlyn Ison - 8 kills, 4 blocks
Sidney Killingsworth - 4 kills, 2 blocks
Allie Jones - 1 kill


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