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Area 8-4A volleyball tournament: Chestatee claims tight first set, match win against Flowery Branch in Round 2 play
Matches shift to Jefferson on Saturday
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Chestatee celebrates beating Flowery Branch in the Area 8-4A tournament on Oct. 14, 2021 in Flowery Branch. Photo by Bill Murphy

After claiming a gripping first set in the second round of the Area 8-4A volleyball tournament, Chestatee remained unbeaten with a win against Flowery Branch (28-26, 25-17) on Thursday in Flowery Branch. 

In the first set, the Lady War Eagles emerged victorious after four lead changes late, after trailing by four midway through the set. 

For the match, Valiree Schmus had 11 kills, nine digs and three aces for Chestatee, while Hannah Farrar and Kadence Wolfe each had a pair of kills. 

Also for the Lady War Eagles, Arianna Hernandez had six digs, while Riley Allison added five. 

To open the day, the Lady War Eagles beat East Hall in two sets (25-9, 25-6). Against the Lady Vikings, Schmus had eight kills, while the Lady War Eagles combined for 11 aces.  

Up next, No. 3 seed Chestatee remains in the hunt for the region championship. The Lady War Eagles have also locked up a berth in the state tournament. 

Flowery Branch won its first match against Cedar Shoals. 

The Lady Falcons will move on to play at Jefferson on Saturday in the double-elimination format tournament. 

The top four seeds will advance to the Class 4A tournament, starting Wednesday. 

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