Soddy Daisy Holds Off Hixson, 3-2

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - by Special to the Chattanoogan.com

The Hixson Lady Wildcats made a tremendous comeback in their volleyball match at Soddy Daisy Wednesday night, but they came up just a bit short before losing in five sets.

Soddy Daisy was an easy winner in the first two sets by scores of 25-12 and 25-11, but Hixson rallied to win the next two by identical 25-23 scores.  Then in the fifth and deciding set, Soddy Daisy prevailed,l 15-6.

Paige Lawson had 17 kills and 16 digs for Hixson while Bailey Burba had 17 assists and Abby Tipton had 26 digs.

Soddy Daisy improved to 15-8 overall while Hixson falls to 8-10.

Hixson returns to action at home on Thursday against Grace while Soddy Daisy will also be home on Thursday in a key District 5-AAA match against McMinn County.

HIXSON STATS:

Paige Lawson -- 1 ace, 17 kills, 2 blocks, 16 digs

Bailey Burba -- 2 kills, 8 digs, 17 assists

Abby Tipton -- 5 kills, 26 digs

Madison Jett -- 3 kills, 2 blocks

Haleigh Raber -- 1 ace, 4 digs

Sam Dove -- 1 ace, 1 kill, 10 digs, 8 assists

Morghan White -- 3 aces, 5 digs

Dakota Rawiszer -- 2 kills, 1 block

Rachel Cline -- 5 digs.

(email John Hunt at nomarathonmoose@Comcast.net)



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