LaGrange splits pair of matches on home floor

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 28, 2016

LAGRANGE – LaGrange High’s volleyball team played a pair of matches that both went the full three sets on Tuesday.

LaGrange beat Kendrick in three sets, and it then lost in three sets to area foe Chapel Hill.

LaGrange head coach Angie Newton said Emery Davenport, the libero, had a big day, as did Madison Lewis, Caitlin Morman, Hannah Holcolmb and Chloe Beall.

LaGrange will be back home on Thursday for matches against Central (Ala.) and Brookstone.

LaGrange will play Central at 4:30 p.m., and Brookstone at 6:30 p.m.

Those will be LaGrange’s final matches until the area tournament on Oct. 6.

LAGRANGE ACADEMY: In high-school soccer, LaGrange Academy went on the road and beat Oak Mountain 4-3 on Tuesday.

Nick Keating, Mason Brown, Pearson Knight and Brandon Haynes each scored goals for the Warriors.

TROUP: In high-school softball, Troup hung tough with Harris County for much of the way before losing 10-0 on the road.

Harris County was clinging to a 2-0 lead through four innings when it scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth to go up 4-0.

Harris County then scored six runs in the bottom of the sixth to win it.

Troup will play its final Region 5-AAAA game on Thursday at Sandy Creek.

LAFAYETTE CHRISTIAN: The Lady Cougars visited Heirway Christian’s volleyball team on Tuesday and lost 25-20, 25-15 and 25-19.

Christine Vedrenne, who is leading the team in aces, had six of them during Tuesday’s match.

Olivia Hanners had a season-best five kills, and head coach Rene Gomez said Kaitlin Tucker, Vedrenne and Abbey Hudson each did a solid job hitting.

Jenna Bowman led the team in digs.

“Our hitting was exceptional,” Gomez said. “Tonight, where we were inconsistent was in our defense, which is our strongest suit.”

Lafayette Christian will be at home on Thursday against Bethlehem Christian, and it will play four matches next week as it looks to get ready for the area tournament.

“There’s still a lot of volleyball ahead of us,” Gomez said. “We have improved by leaps and bounds, and now we just have to put it together consistently to get us a win, as opposed to some games within a match.”

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