1-A Volleyball Race "Thickens"
As Cumby Falls to Fruitvale, Tuesday
by: Bobby McDonald
From Coach Shelley Jones
The Class 1-A Volleyball District race "thickened" on Tuesday night, as the Cumby Lady Trojans brought their 5-0 first-round record to Fruitvale, for the second round of the season. The Lady Trojans had beat Fruitvale early in the season, their toughest opponent in the district, and the tension was building for a showdown. The Lady Trojans came out and won the first two sets handily 25-16 and 25-17. However, in the third set, they were narrowly beaten 23-25, by Fruitvale, forcing a five-set match-up. The Lady Trojans couldn't get the momentum back and lost the fourth set, 19-25, and then couldn't "pull it together" in the final set, losing 9-15.
This leaves both Cumby and Fruitvale, likely the two top teams in the district, tied with 5-1 records. The two teams will continue the second round, with every game crucial to their record and will more than likely force a showdown to determine the District winner!
Watch for coverage of the Lady Trojans and their quest for the District title!
Cumby @ Fruitvale
Cumby 17 25 16
Fruitvale 25 20 25
Payton Mitchell 9 pts
Taylor Petty 7 pts
Brianna Stone 6 pts
Viviana Ugalde 5 pts
Demi McDonald 3pts
Victoria Valentine 3 pts
Cumby 25 25 23 19 9
Fruitvale 16 17 25 25 15
Grace Campbell 15 pts, 2 kills, 2 blocks, 2 digs
Karli Emmons- 13 pts, 12 assists, 2 kills
Breanna Gay- 11 pts, 12 kills, 6 blocks, 5 digs, 1 assist
Kayla Akers- 9 pts, 2 kills, 7 digs
Madison Thomas- 6 pts, 6 digs
Candice Horrocks- 5 pts, 10 assists, 1 kill
Taylor Gifford- 4 kills, 2 blocks
Record: 21-11 District 4-1 Next Game: Friday @ Cumby vs North Hopkins, Varsity starts @4:30