PREP VOLLEYBALL: Vinemont sweeps area match with East Lawrence to extend win streak

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Vinemont's Olivia Johnson (33) tips one back over the net during the Lady Eagles' area win over East Lawrence. (Nick Griffin for The Cullman Tribune)

VINEMONT, Ala. – The past two weeks have been a lot of fun for the Lady Eagles. Vinemont carried a 10-match winning streak into Tuesday’s area showdown with East Lawrence and extended that streak to 11 after just three sets. The Lady Eagles dominated the first set 25-13, edged East Lawrence in the second set 25-22 and pulled away to take the third set 25-17.

Vinemont 3 – East Lawrence 0 (25-13, 25-22, 25-17)

Vinemont jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the opening set, but East Lawrence managed to trim that to 6-5 as the set went on. A 7-1 scoring run gave the Lady Eagles a 13-6 advantage midway through the set and pulled away to win 25-13 and take a 1-0 lead in the match.

East Lawrence fell behind 7-2 early in the second set but rallied to cut the Vinemont lead to 11-8. The Lady Eagles responded and built a 16-8 advantage before East Lawrence came back to make it a 21-19 game late in the second set. Vinemont managed to close the set strong, winning it 25-22 and taking a 2-0 lead in the match.

In the final set of the match, East Lawrence and Vinemont were knotted at 6 early but the Lady Eagles were able to pull ahead 8-6. Vinemont held a 14-10 lead midway through the set and held onto an 18-14 advantage as the match progressed. The Lady Eagles were up 22-14 at one point and fended off an East Lawrence run to win it 25-17 and collect a big area win.

Gracie Kennedy finished the match with eight digs and an ace, Jordan Chambless posted 10 assists, four aces and three digs, Abby Young added three kills and a dig, Mikayla Golden finished with five kills, a dig and two aces, Olivia Johnson had five kills and five digs, Lexi Holmes added three kills, Hailee Moore recorded six digs and Sadie Stanley posted seven digs a kill and an ace in the win.

The win over East Lawrence moves Vinemont to 24-8 on the year with the Falkville Tournament coming up Saturday.

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