By EDDY GIFFORD
The Dade County High School Lady Wolverine volleyball team had a big week last week as the State A/AA Volleyball Tournament got underway. The Lady Wolverines hosted Elite Scholars Academy from Jonesboro on Wednesday, Oct. 20 in the first round of the tournament.
The Lady Wolverines were dominate against the visiting Elite Scholars and won all three sets, 25-12, 25-15, and 25-10 to take the match 3-0 and advance to the Sweet Sixteen.
Highlights for the Lady Wolverines were Logan Frint, six aces, 12 kills, two blocks, nine digs; Kendal Emmett, 12 digs; Zoie Smith, 17 assists, 20 digs; Brooklyn Konrad, six kills, five blocks; Heidi Raines, five kills, 10 digs; Delaynee Davis, two aces, 12 digs; and Abby Guffey, three kills, four digs.
Advancing to the second round the Lady Wolverines had to make the long trip to Thomasville High School in Thomasville on Saturday, Oct. 23.
The long trip did not seem to have any effect on the Lady Wolverines as they came out ready to play and took the first set 25-15. The second set was another dominating performance for them as they took the set 25-14 and followed that up with a 25-19 win to take the match 3-0 and advance to the Elite Eight.
Highlights for the Lady Wolverines were Kendal Emmett, three digs; Ella Thomas, two aces, five digs; Zoie Smith, two aces, six kills, 13 assist, five digs; Brooklyn Konrad, four kills, one block; Heidi Raines, two aces, three kills, five digs; Anna Ballard, four kills, two digs; Delaynee Davis, three aces, 15 digs; and Abby Guffey, five kills, one block, three digs.
This makes the second time the Lady Wolverines have advanced to the Elite Eight in the program’s short history.
The Lady Wolverines are playing at Blairsville High School today against Union County High School with the winner advancing to the final four on Saturday, Oct. 30 with the state championship being played on Nov. 6. Both those sites are yet to be determined.
Good luck Lady Wolverines!