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

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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