Ravenwood, Brentwood, Page volleyball squads headed back to Boro
By Joe Williams, Sports Editor
Some might call them the usual suspects, some dynasties; all they know is they just don’t want to be called late for their first match.
“They” are the Ravenwood, Brentwood and Page volleyball teams as each won their sectional contests last night to gain a spot in next week’s state championships in Murfreesboro.
“I think we played very well,” said Ravenwood coach Tracey Berry after a 25-19, 22-25, 25-13, 25-11 win over visiting Rossview. “I don’t think the girls anticipated they would come into our house and play as strongly as they did the first two games. It put a little scare in the girls, and that’s a good thing.”
Kat Hutson looked hungry to get to the net all night and dominated when she got there. The senior had 27 kills in the contest, many coming from the 48 assists notched by John Maher Scholar Athlete of the Month Taylor Briggs. Payton Logan pulled double duty, amassing 21 digs and singing the national anthem before the match.
Brentwood traveled to Portland and ended the Region 5-AAA Panther’s season with a 25-15, 25-16, 25-12 straight set victory. Hunter Thompson had 40 assists in the three game match and Jenny Roy notched 11 kills. Elizabeth Schwarz (12), Piper Cleveland (11) and Samantha Cotton (10) led in digs.
Page knocked off Harpeth 25-18, 25-23, 23-25, and 25-17 to earn a seventh straight trip to the state championships. The Lady Patriots won in ’10 and ’11 and are looking to follow the leadership of Niki Pewett, Alyssa Casillas and Ashton Peck to get there. In last night’s win, Pewett had 14 kills, 23 assists and 13 digs, while Casillas had 17 kills and Peck contributed 19 digs.
Ravenwood will enter the state tournament as the three time defending champion in volleyball, following a runner-up spot the year before, while Brentwood is making a seventh appearance in ten years. Between Ravenwood (3), Brentwood (3) and Independence (1), District 11-AAA has claimed 7 of the last ten Class AAA championships. There are also five runner-up finishes between the three schools in the same period.
Posted on: 10/18/2013