Autumn Tucker (44 kills) and Melissa DeVerter (49 kills, 22 blocks) led the attack for the North Hall Lady Trojans volleyball team during an impressive outing at the Georgia Challenge tournament on Saturday, as they compiled wins against Guntersville, Jonesboro and Riverridge.
The Lady Trojans rallied from a set down to defeat Guntersville 25-27, 25-19, 15-13, defeated Jonesboro in straight-set fashion (25-13, 25-8), and defeated Riverridge in three sets (25-19, 15-25, 15-9). They surrendered a pair of competitive three-set outings to Milton (25-27, 25-19, 10-15) and Riverwood (26-24, 16-25, 10-15).
Lily Paschall recorded a team-high 108 assists to feed the attack. She also added nine service aces, 11 kills and 50 digs. Madison Brock (15 kills), Lena Strickland (42 digs), Caroline Brady (12 kills), Maci Gillespie (16 digs) and Grace Hollifield (four kills) were others to contribute.
CHESTATEE 3, HABERSHAM CENTRAL 1: Hannah Jones (2 for 3, two RBIs) and Danielle Ortega drove in all three runs for the Lady War Eagles in Game 1 of a doubleheader Saturday at Habersham Central in Mount Airy. Jones put the visitors on the board with an RBI-single, then added an RBI-double in the top of the fifth to cap the scoring efforts. Elizabeth Eddins recorded a pair of hits and delivered from the pitchers mound. Eddins gave up a solo blast in the bottom of the first, but bounced back to record five strikeouts, one walk and surrendered just five additional hits in her complete-game showing.
CHESTATEE 3, UNION COUNTY 2: The Lady War Eagles snuck past the Lady Panthers in walk-off fashion to cap off Saturday’s doubleheader action at Habersham Central in Mount Airy. The Lady War Eagles scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning on back-to-back fielder’s choice plays by Cheyenne Roper and Bailey Mason.
Starting pitcher Rebecca Eddins went the distance for the Lady War Eagles, giving up just one earned run off of three hits to get the win. She also struck out three and walked one batter in 120 pitches.