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High School Volleyball

Volleyball: Ravenwood finds redemption against Lady Knights

Independence rallies past Page; Brentwood stays unbeaten in district.

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Volleyball – Nolensville at Ravenwood

Redemption. That was the theme for the Ravenwood High School volleyball team Thursday night.

The Lady Raptors picked up a 25-8, 25-18, 19-25, 25-13 District 11-AAA win over Nolensville, avenging an earlier four-set loss this season against the district’s newcomers and two-time Class AA state champions.

Reaghan Larkin paced the Ravenwood hitters with 17 kills on .472 hitting, while Tanya Sichling (13) and Reghan Grimes (12) also reached double figures. Avery LePore tacked on eight kills for the home team, which enjoyed .387 hitting.

Kennedy Riggs set 52 assists in the match and was one of four Lady Raptors with at least 16 digs. Both Mackenzie Bidwell and Bella LePore had 17 digs and Avery LePore also scooped up 16 balls.

Ravenwood blasted the Lady Knights in the opening set and similarly the Lady Raptors controlled the opener back on Aug. 31, but suffered three straight losses to fall at Nolensville.

Ravenwood improved to 14-7 overall and 3-2 in district play.

The Lady Knights suffered just their second loss. Nolensville sits at 19-2 overall and 3-2 in district.

Both teams play Friday and Saturday in a Franklin tournament.

In other District 11-AAA play, the Brentwood girls stayed unbeaten in league play with a 25-20, 25-15, 25-19 win over Franklin. 

Ashley Miller recorded 10 kills and 12 digs, while Dylan Sulcer dished out 27 assists and had a pair of aces in the win.

In other area play, Independence secured the top spot in District 12-AAA with a five-set win over visiting Page.

The Lady Eagles secured the win by rallying for a 23-25, 14-25, 25-15, 25-21, 15-11 victory.

Kate Horn (14 kills) and Tennyson Gorman (13) led the Lady Patriots (7-10, 3-2), who also dropped a five-set battle to the Lady Eagles back on Aug. 26.

Independence improved to 15-4, 7-1.

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