• In Chatsworth, Christian Heritage and the host Lady Mountaineers both reached the semifinals at the North Murray Spikefest, while Murray County lost each of its six matches at the tournament.
The six teams at the event faced one another in round-robin action to determine seeding for the single-elimination bracket portion of the tournament, and the Lady Lions won all five of their matches, the first action for the team this season.
Christian Heritage’s round-robin wins were against: Cass, 25-12, 22-25, 15-2; Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe, 25-15, 22-25, 15-6; Murray County, 25-19, 25-16; North Murray, 25-15, 25-13; and Haralson County, 25-10, 25-22.
However, Haralson County beat Christian Heritage in a bracket rematch, 25-20, 25-18.
“For opening up the season 5-1, I think we did well,” Lady Lions assistant coach Lisa Donahue said. “We did a lot of stuff right and there are a few things to work on. Losing the semifinals game was disappointing because we felt like we should’ve won the tournament.”
Donahue said LFO beat North Murray in the other semifinal, then beat Haralson County in the championship. She did not have individual statistics available.
Murray County (0-8) lost 25-19, 21-25, 25-21 to Cass, 28-26, 25-13 to North Murray, 25-6, 25-17 to LFO and 25-23, 25-3 to Haralson County before falling 25-14, 25-8 in a rematch with Haralson County in bracket play.
For the day, Alex Johnson had 34 assists, Heidy Cabral tallied 28 with seven aces and Tiffany Markey had 11 digs. Jenna Stanley recorded six kills — Chassidy Dixon and Keona Brinkman each had four — and Taylor Simmons added six aces.
North Murray did not report its scores and statistics by The Daily Citizen’s deadline.