On Thursday, September 27, the High School Volleyball teams traveled to Gallatin County to play the Lady Hawks.
Playing without Halle Everett, the Cardinals communicated well and won 25-14, 25-18.
“The girls have had to adapt to many changes this season,” Melton said. “And they’ve handled it well.”
Leading the scoring was Abby Black with 13 followed by Tori Karnes with 8. Emilee Bishop and Evie Duncan each had 3 and Baylee Sutton and Mattie Wells 2 apiece.
At the net, Sophie Neal had a double digit game with 11 kills and Bishop followed with 9. Duncan and Kennedy Cook each had 2. Wells ran the offense with 20 assists as Karnes had 3 and Sutton one.
The defense was busy as they took the Hawks’ attack away and Duncan and Black led that defense with 11 digs apiece. Neal had 6, Karnes 5, Wells 3, Bishop 2 and Sutton one. Bishop also had a block.
The Varsity moved to 14-1 on the season and 4-0 in the Conference.
The JV also had scored a win as they had to come from behind in the first set to win 25-22. The second set was easier as they won 25-14.
“The girls didn’t panic and just kept chipping away until they tied it at 20,” Black said.
Leading the serving was Black with 11. Erin Wicker had 6, Kilee Roser 5, Tori Karnes 4, Meagan Healy 3, and Hallie Roper 1.
Healy led the offense with 6 kills. Two kills each were recorded by Karnes and Roser and one each by Jadyn Ash and Black. Karnes had 8 assists, Wicker had 2 and one each was recorded by Roser and Healy.
Karnes led the defense with 8 digs as Healy and Black had 5 each and Roser had 4. Ash had 2 blocks.
The Jr. Varsity Cardinals are now 13-4 and 3-1 in the Conference.