Thursday Volleyball Roundup

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Lookout Valley lost to Hixson 7-25, 22-25 but rebounded to beat Ridgeland 20-25, 25-13, 15-13.  Lookout Valley improves to 1-3 overall.  

Lookout Valley Stats: 
Breanna Sexton 10 kills, 1 ace, 5 blocks, 8 digs
Caitlin Pruitt 7 kills, 4 aces, 1 block, 2 assists, 9 digs
Scarlett Hamrick 4 kills, 4 ace, 1 block, 1 assist, 25 digs
Savannah Rains 4 kills, 1 ace, 3 blocks, 8 digs
Josse Reed 1 kill, 3 aces, 1 block, 4 digs
Rylee Morton 2 blocks, 19 assists, 6 digs
Haven Haines 4 assists, 1 dig
Amber Walliser 1 ace, 9 digs
Cherish Shown 3 digs

Also at Lookout Valley Hixson beat the Lady Jackets 25- 7, 25-22.  

Hixson Stats: 

Abby Rector: 3 aces, 9 kills, 1 block, 9 digs
Shelby Rector: 2 kills, 2 blocks, 6 digs
Dakota Rawiszer: 1 kill, 1 block, 8 assist, 4 digs
Kiera Taylor: 2 kills, 2 assist, 2 digs
Annie Zigler: 2 aces, 2 kills, 8 digs
Sydni Byerley: 2 kills, 1 assist.
Gabby Tench 1 ace, 7 assist
Rachel Cline 4 digs
 
 
Hixson aslo beat Ridgeland 25 - 16, 25-22.

Hixson Stats: 

Abby Rector: 2 aces, 2 kills, 3 blocks, 13 digs
Shelby Rector  1 ace, 3 kills, 3 blocks, 13 digs
Dakota Rawiszer 3 aces, 6 kills, 2 blocks, 3 assist, 8 digs
Kiera Taylor 1 kill,2 digs
Annie Zigler 2 aces, 6 digs
Marly Fitzpatrick 2 aces, 1 assist
Sydni Byerley 3 kills, 1 block, 2 assist, 1 dig
Gabby Tench 1 kill, 6 assist, 1 dig
Makenna Seitz 1 assist, 3 digs
Rachel Cline 1 dig
Rickell Crutcher 1 kill
Blake Burba 2 assist
 
Hixson Record is 2 - 2

 

Soddy Daisy improved to 2-0 overall record and 1-0 in the district with a 25-13, 25-13, 25-14 win over Rhea County. 

Soddy-Daisy Stats: 
Kyleigh Ward: 4 kills, 12 assists, 3 digs, 1 ace
Hannah Rogers: 9 assists, 5 digs, 3 aces
Rachel Rader: 6 kills, 1 assist, 3 disgs, 1 ace
Mattie Thomas: 1 dig
Mikayla Phillips" 4 digs, 2 aces
Sierrah Lemons: 4 kills, 1 block, 2 digs
Alyx Howell: 6 kills
Kylie Brincks: 1 kill, 3 digs, 2 aces
Courtney Daughtrey: 3 digs, 1 ace
Kelsey Henderson: 5 kills, 1 dig

Sale Creek beat Red Bank in four games, 25-15, 19-25, 25-23 , 25-12.  Sale Creek improves to 2-1. 

Sale Creek Stats: 
Abbey Burton 21 kills,24 digs,1 block
Madysun Steele 11 kills,7 digs, 4 blocks 
Morgan Weatherford 34 digs 
Jayda Perry 7 digs, 29 assists,1 ace
Avery Cox 2 kills,10 digs,2 aces
Allison Smith 2 digs,13 assists, 3 aces
Reagan Ayres 3 kills,3 digs, 6 assists 
Sydney Gibson 4 kills,4 digs,2 blocks 
EmiLee White 3 digs, 1 assist, 1 block 
Lillie Morgan 8 kills, 2 digs
Kristen Sharpe 1 dig




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