By EDDY GIFFORD
The Dade County High School Lady Wolverine volleyball team was on the road last week when they traveled to play Ringgold and Coahulla Creek in non-region matches before heading to the region tournament at Chattooga High School on Saturday.
On Tuesday, Oct. 3, the Lady Wolverines faced the Ringgold Lady Tigers, dropping the match in two sets, 19-25 and 18-25.
Azairah Reed had an outstanding match with 11 assists, seven digs, three kills, and one ace. Brooklyn Konrad also had a good night with eight kills and one ace. An outstanding effort from Anna Ballard resulted in five kills, 14 digs, and two assists.
Next up for the Lady Wolverines on Tuesday was Coahulla Creek where they got off to a good start, taking the first set 25-20. Unfortunately, they could not match that effort and dropped the next two sets, 24-26 and 12-15 and the match 2-1.
Reed had a big effort resulting in 17 assists, 10 digs, and one kill while Alyson Jenkins had 13 digs and three aces for a big effort as well.
On Saturday, Oct. 7, the Lady Wolverines season came to an end when they fell to the Christian Heritage in four sets, 21-25, 21-25, 26-24, and 19-25 to drop the match 1-3.
It was a tough loss for the Lady Wolverines who battled to the very end in every set, coming up just short of extending their season and advancing to the state tournament.
A tremendous effort was put forth by the entire team led by Reed with 30 assists, 17 digs, and seven kills. Also having outstanding individual stats were Ballard with 21 digs, six kills, and one ace; Jenkins with 20 digs; and Konrad with 12 kills and four digs.
Congratulations to the Lady Wolverines and coaches on a good season, and we look forward to seeing what next year holds for those returning.