The Welch College Lady Flames volleyball team travelled to Rossville, Georgia for the Rumble in Rossville two day tournament at Georgia Northwestern Tech. In the first match, the Lady Flames defeated the home team Georgia Northwestern Tech 25-20 in the first set and 25-19 in the second of a best out of three match. Emma Guthrie finished with 39 assists with Mariah Moore & Destinee Woolett tying with 4 kills a piece. Mariah Moore also led the team in blocks with 5 solo blocks and 3 assisted blocks. “The ladies kept the errors to a minimum, served well and really worked together” said Coach Ashley Lockert Lockert.
In the last match on Friday night the Lady Flames defeated The Crown College 25-23 and 25-21 in a best of three match. Mariah Moore led the team with 9 kills and 7 solo blocks. Mikayla Strickland was close behind with 6 solo blocks. “This match was an earned win. Crown did not go down without a fight, but we stayed consistent and finished strong” said Coach Lockert.
On Saturday morning the Lady Flames began the day with a best of 3 match with Cleveland State Community College. The Lady Flames fought hard but just could not come out on top. They fell to Cleveland State Community College 22-25 and 21-25 in a best of 3 match. “We had more errors than we needed to have to win. CSCC was a good solid team. The loss was hard fought and the ladies showed that they could keep up with a big squad” (Coach Lockert).
In the last match the Lady Flames defeated Hiwassee in 3 sets – 25-23, 22-25, 15-9. Avery Jones led the match with 6 kills. Mariah Moore and Destinee Woolett tied with 4 kills a piece. Emma Guthrie led with 34 assists. “This was a great weekend for us. We have some things to work on, but I was so pleased with how we played together, our endurance in four matches and our attitudes on the court. I love this team and I am so excited to see how we progress through out the season” (Coach Lockert).-