Lewisburg-Center Hill volleyball

Center Hill players Tyreahnna Tillman (17) and Hannah Willard (21) set a block attempt on a Lewisburg volley, as Lady Patriots Micah Swift (6) and Caroline Aldridge (29) await the result during Tuesday’s Class II district match at Center Hill.  

Bob Bakken|DTT

Lewisburg’s volleyball team traveled to Center Hill and came away with a 3-0 Class II district victory Tuesday night. Set scores were 25-7, 26-24 and 25-15. 

The Lady Patriots fought through the final two sets after coach Allison Burchyett said they played probably their best volleyball this season in the first set.

“That was a tough game and thankfully we were on the right side of it,” said Burchyett after the match. “We played pretty error-free ball in the first game. We served well, our hitting percentage was pretty good with a high kill percentage. We were taking advantage of every opportunity we had.”

Burchyett thought Center Hill came together in the second game and that it was difficult to pull out a win in that game.

The Lady Patriots were led by freshman middle blocker Micah Swift with eight kills and five blocks. Noa Parks had eight kills, eight digs and four aces, Caroline Aldridge had 12 assists and Erin Sutton added eight digs.

Center Hill coach Rachel Green noted afterward that Tuesday’s Lady Mustang roster was a young one, due to nine players picking up injuries this fall.

“We were playing with a young team out there and missing some key players,” Green said. “We might have been a little gun shy at first but once they saw that it was going to be better for them to move forward, we came back and we rallied. They’re very talented, just a little young.”

Standouts in the match for Center Hill included senior Jordan Sandridge along with freshmen Chloe Steen and Tyreahnna Tillman.

DeSoto Central continued its stellar volleyball play Tuesday night with a 3-0 victory over Tupelo. Set scores were 25-11, 25-10 and 25-12 in favor of the Lady Jags.

Zoe Storck led DeSoto Central with 21 assists and five aces.  Kendall Thomas added six more aces and seven digs.  Riley Storck had nine kills while Loni Cook added eight more kills.  Ellie Meine dominated in the back row with 13 digs. 

At 20-1 for the season, the Lady Jags played Wednesday night at Bartlett, Tenn.

Hernando rallied from 2-0 down in their match at Southaven and defeated the Lady Chargers 3-2 in Class III district play. Scores of the match were 21-25, 21-25, 25-17, 25-15 and 15-8 in the deciding set.

In other action, Harding Academy swept Northpoint Christian 3-0 with set scores of 25-14, 25-10 and 25-9.

Bob Bakken is Sports Editor and may be reached at 662-429-6397 ext. 240.

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