Cleveland Christian School made the short drive to Tunnel Hill, Ga., to take on SCAA conference opponent Dogwood Christian Thursday evening. The Bulldogs proved to be a tough match for the Lady Crusaders (4-10) who fell 3-1 to Dogwood Christian.
Dogwood took the early lead in the first two games and wen ton to win by scores of 25-18 and 25-20. The CCS ladies bounced back in game three and won convincingly 25-14. With the momentum on their side, Cleveland Christian jumped out to a 15-8 lead on a good serving run from freshman Jennifer Corbitt only to let it slip away, eventually losing the game and match.
“Our back row play let us down tonight. We made too many simple mistakes that cut our runs short. I will say that we had a strong serving performance from our starters and an outstanding game from our 8th grade setter Hope Nix who had 13 assists. I’m proud of the way they battled back,” said coach John Mathis after the disappointing loss.
Acacia Thompson had her best game of the year with 10 kills, an ace, three digs and a block. Jennifer Corbitt followed up with another great serving performance with 10 aces along with two digs and four kills. Emily Sexton had two kills and four aces and Savannah Morgan had two digs.
Cleveland Christian will step out of conference play Monday as they play host to the Chattanooga Patriots with middle school starting at 6 p.m. followed by the varsity at 7.