E.A. Sports Today

Tuesday volleyball

Oxford takes down county champion Alexandria, Etowah; Ohatchee moves closer to area title; Weaver takes two on Sacred Heart’s Senior Night

Tuesday’s matches
Cherokee County 3, Piedmont 0 (25-20, 25-11, 25-23)
Coosa Christian at Jacksonville Christian
Alexandria 3, Etowah 0
Pleasant Valley 2, Faith Christian 1 (25-22, 17-25, 15-10)
Ohatchee 3, Gaston 0 (25-1, 25-3, 25-19)
Oxford 2, Etowah 0 (25-8, 25-14)
Oxford 2, Alexandria 1 (25-20, 11-25, 15-7)
Faith Christian 2, Saks 0 (25-9, 25-23)
Pleasant Valley 2, Saks 0 (25-10, 25-18)
Sacred Heart 2, White Plains 0
Weaver 2, Sacred Heart 1 (25-19, 21-25, 21-19)
Weaver 2, White Plains 0 (25-22, 25-14)

By East Alabama Sports Today
 
Alexandria had a little hangover from winning the county championship the night before and Oxford had one of its best nights of the season in winning two matches Tuesday night.
 
The Lady Jackets avenged a loss in the county tournament semifinals with a 2-1 victory over county champion Alexandria (25-20, 11-25, 15-7) and a 2-0 sweep over Etowah (25-8, 25-14).

It was Alexandria’s first loss to an in-county opponent this season.
 
Lakijah Brown and Aumaria Lindsey both had 10 kills for Oxford (22-16). Cadie Burn had 34 assists.
 
“I think they were just glad to finish two matches in a row with wins,” Oxford assistant coach Rachel Poe said. “We are working on maintaining energy, giving max effort and being consistent … things that have nothing to do with volleyball skills. I think they were excited to see some progress in those areas and it pay off.”
 
Alexandria (39-7) swept area foe Etowah in the night’s other match, 3-0.

Oxford 2, Etowah 0
Oxford 2, Alexandria 1

Alexandria 3, Etowah 0
KILLS – Oxford: Tanyia McDonald 9, Lakijah Brown 10, Shania Vincent 7, Aumaria Lindsey 10.
ASSISTS – Oxford: Cadie Burn 34.
DIGS – Oxford: Brittany Davis 14, Arianna Curry 12, Tanyia McDonald 8, Shania Vincent 9, Cadie Burn 6.

Ohatchee 3, Gaston 0
 
OHATCHEE –
The Lady Indians moved a step closer to clinching an area regular-season title and automatic bid to the regionals that got away from them last year with a dominant performance. They held to Gaston to one point in the first set and three in the second.
 
If the Lady Indians (26-6) can beat Westbrook Christian at home Thursday night they will complete an undefeated area season, clinch the No. 1 seed and host the Class 2A Area 11 tournament. Being in a three-team area, they’d automatically qualify for the regionals in Huntsville.
 
“We’re excited,” second-year Ohatchee head coach Rebecca Hughes said. “I know we were pretty close last year and came up short when we went to their place for the second time. Any time we play Westbrook it’s pretty much a head-to-head match. The last time we went there we went four games and it was a fight for every game.”
 
Their serves regularly found open spaces Tuesday night. Abby Hester had 10 aces and Gracee Haynes had eight. Jorda Crook recorded 12 kills and Bailey Carden had eight.

Pleasant Valley 2, Faith Christian 1
Faith Christian 2, Saks 0
Pleasant Valley 2, Saks 0
KILLS – PV: Leah Patterson 14, Mattie Glass 10, Karmyn Sparks 12, Madison Borders 2, Allie Bryant 2, Rylee Haynes 5, Maddie Schwabe 5. Faith: Sydnee Johnson 19, Sarah Jessica Christjohn 8, Devan White 2, Jordan Campbell 9.
ASSISTS – PV: Rylee Haynes 39. Faith: Anna Kerri Davis 36.
ACES – PV: Rylee Haynes 1, Maddie Schwabe 6. Faith: Sydnee Johnson 6, Sarah Jessica Christjohn 2, Devan White 2, Jordan Campbell 1.
DIGS – PV: Leah Patterson 8, Mattie Glass 9, Karmyn Sparks 2, Madison Borders 2, Allie Bryant 12, Rylee Haynes 9, Taylor Nix 1, Maddie Schwabe 12, Lily Henry 1. Faith: Sydnee Johnson 8, Devan White 17, Jordan Campbell 10.
BLOCKS – PV: Leah Patterson 3, Karmyn Sparks 3, Rylee Haynes 3. Faith: Sydnee Johnson 4, Sarah Jessica Christjohn 3, Jordan Campbell 1.

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