The Ashville Lady Bulldogs opened the 2012 volleyball season with a three-game sweep of the Springville Lady Tigers, in Springville last week. This past Monday, they defeated Spring Garden and Cherokee County in a tri-match at Cherokee County.
Ashville beats Springville
Ashville won the first game 25-14, the second game 25-20, and the third and decisive game 25-22.
Leading the Lady Bulldogs was Alicia Heath with 14 assists, three digs, three aces, one block and one kill. Mollie Huff had 11 digs, three aces, three kills, and one block while Marrin Cater had eight digs, three assists, two kills and one ace.
Ro’chele Landry had five digs and Taylor Tucker had three digs and one kill. Autumn Swearengin had nine kills, seven digs and three blocks. Nikki Moss had four kills, three aces, one block and one dig. Jordan Barnard and Kelsey Martin had one dig each.
“It was a good victory,” Ashville coach Denise Mattison said. “We did some things well, but some things not so great. It could have been first-game jitters. Springville is always such a strong team, especially on its own court.”
Leading the Lady Tigers was Tanner Earley with 13 digs. Chassidy Farmer had nine assists, five kills and 10 digs while Bailey King had nine assists, two aces, and seven digs. Kolyn Kyser had six kills and four digs and Maddie Elkins had three kills and two aces. Kaylin Dunn finished the match with five kills.
“We have to have more blocking,” Springville coach Warren House said. “Our blocking today was a weak point and our serving was very inconsistent.”
Ashville is 1-0 while Springville is 0-1.
Ashville tops Spring Garden
The Lady Bulldogs defeated Spring Garden in two straight games, 25-22, 25-20.
Heath had 16 assists and eight digs to lead the way. Swearengin had 10 kills and 11 digs while Moss had six kills and one dig. Tucker had two kills and two digs while Cater had two kills and seven digs. Huff had 10 digs and four kills.
Lady Bulldogs stay perfect
Ashville remained perfect at 3-0 with a win over Cherokee County. The final score was 25-22, 25-18.
Swearengin had 12 digs and 10 kills to lead the Lady Bulldogs. Tucker had six kills and four digs while Cater had three kills and one dig. Landry had two digs while Heath had nine digs and one kill. Huff had three kills and six digs while Moss had one kill and five digs.
Springville wins two
The Lady Tigers rebounded from their loss to Ashville with wins over Westbrook Christian and Etowah Monday at Etowah.
Springville defeated Westbrook 25-18, 25-20 and they then defeated the Lady Blue Devils 25-15, 25-17.
Lead Springville in the two matches was Farmer with 13 assists, three kills and seven digs. King had three assists while Earley had seven digs and five aces. Elkins had two kills and three aces while Dunn had 13 kills. Kyser had five aces, nine kills and nine digs while Bailey Tribble had one kill and one dig. Sara Rhodes had four digs and two aces while Jaylyn Felder had four kills and one dig. Hailey Abts had 12 assists, three kills and two digs while Molly Demming had two assists. Meghan Sullivan had one kill.
With the wins, Springville improved to 2-1.
“The girls played better today, more like a team,” House said. “They gave a great effort. They still are trying to get comfortable with each other on the floor and learn how to work with each other.