By Stephen Black
Class AAA No. 1 Blessed Trinity is off to a school-best 20-0 start. The Titans won the Choo-Choo Classic in Chattanooga this weekend by winning 10 matches against solid competition. Coach Paul Stevens’ squad is now ranked No. 85 in the nation by PrepVolleyball.com, behind only Walton (No. 36) amongst Georgia teams. The Titans met and defeated the Class AAAAAA No. 1 Raiders 25-10, 25-22 earlier this season.
Northview defeated Class AAAAA No. 6 Sequoyah on Thursday. Amanda Dachs had eight kills, Rachel Rice had six kills and Kelly Rockers had 18 assists for the Titans.
Class AAA No. 3 St. Pius split eight matches in the Ironman Tournament in Huntsville, Ala. The Golden Lions beat Class AAA No. 2 Woodward Academy in the tourney 25-18, 28-26 and also defeated Hartselle, Ala., Guntersville, Ala., and Bob Jones, Ala., while losing to Ravenwood, Tenn., Brentwood, Tenn., Huntsville, Ala., and Grissom, Ala.
In the Huntsville tournament, Woodward Academy defeated Bob Jones and Cookeville, Tenn., while losing to Centennial, Tenn., Huntsville, Brentwood and Guntersville in addition to the Golden Lions. Sydney Cooper led the War Eagles in the tournament with 42 kills while Rachel Ware had 34, Lindsey Johnson had 29 and Lexie Norfleet had 28. Norfleet and Maddie McCool led Woodward Academy with six service aces. Elizabeth Muse had a team-best 31 digs in the tournament.