Thursday was a big night for the Cleveland Middle School volleyball team. Finishing up the second week of an already short season, the sixth, seventh and eighth grade celebrated having all its players score wins all around against Bledsoe County by scores of 25-5 and 25-7. The seventh-grade girls pulled off wins of 25-10 and 25-13.
The eighth grade proved that one of the strongest components of their game was from the back line. Emma Flowers and Lauren Lee led the team in aces, with each having 11 service points. For the match, Lee had seven aces, 11 receptions, two digs, and three assists, while Flowers contributed eight aces in one set. Other key players included Caroline Gregory with four aces and a kill. Regan Fuller and Sammie-Kate Eason each added a pair of aces. Shanti Mastin served up three aces and Amber Morman had four kills.
“They had a lot fun tonight,” said CMS head coach Brandi Ownby. “They have great chemistry and their energy was evident the entire time.”
The eighth-grade Lady Raiders hold a record of 5-1 overall.
The sixth- and seventh-grade teams were no different from the serve line against Bledsoe and had a total of 15 aces.
Krissinda Clark and Emma Flowers each had four apiece. Brooke McCurdy added three, Hannah Longley had two and Aly Grace Lemons and Katelyn Hanshew each contributed one ace.
The sixth-grade team had its second win of the season Thursday night, beating Bledsoe 25-7 and 25-13.
Setter Anna Renshaw had three aces, two digs, one kill, and three assists. Audrey Morman served 15 points, and led the team with a total of nine aces. Sydni Geren had a big night as well, serving 12 points with seven aces, three digs, and two kills. Faith Shellhouse added three aces and Olivia Jabaley had two aces. The sixth-grade team had a total of 26 aces for the night.
CMS will travel to Lake Forest today.