Lady Wildcats down Cleveland Christian
Sep 16, 2012 | 413 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cleveland Christian (6-5) traveled to Polk County (12-0) for non-conference volleyball action Friday afternoon. The 2 p.m. special start time allowed both schools to have their student bodies present. The Lady Crusaders struggled to get in a groove as the Lady Wildcats won 16-25, 8-25, 15-25.

"Polk County proved why they are undefeated this afternoon," said Coach John Mathis following the meeting.

"It was a fun environment for our ladies and we can take away a lot from this kind of match. We will go back and prepare for the second half of SCAA competition," set to begin Tuesday against Oakwood Christian Academy in Chickamauga, Ga.

"Our back row play was less than impressive this afternoon with the exception of Carrie Claypoole, who remained consistent on defense. We did play well at the net and had several ladies who had multiple blocks in all three games."

Kelsey Farris continued to show dominance at the net with 3 blocks, 3 kills and 2 aces for the Lady Crusaders. Acacia Thompson had 2 kills and 5 assists. Claypoole had 3 digs.

Eariler in the week Lady Crusaders traveled to Collegedale to face SCAA conference opponent, the CAYA Lady Eagles.

"My girls struggled from the first serve and were never in contention during the match. CAYA looks to be the team to beat in the conference," Mathis said, following the game.

The Crusaders fell 11-25, 21-25, 23-25.