Volleyball tourney titles eluded Addison and Cold Springs a week ago, but they couldn’t stay away again on Saturday, as both Class 2A contenders came home from respective competitions with championship trophies.
The top-ranked Bulldogs were the team to beat at the First Metro Tournament in Muscle Shoals, while the No. 4 Eagles claimed the crown at the Corner Invitational Tournament.
Addison set aside Colbert County (25-4, 25-12) and 2A No. 6 Mars Hill (25-8, 25-10) in pool play before advancing to the final with wins over Colbert County (25-12, 25-7) and Loretto, Tenn. (25-7, 25-12). Lexington didn’t stand much of a chance in the championship, falling 25-5, 25-11 to the Dawgs, who closed out the day with a crazy 70 aces.
Addison improved to 16-1 on the young season. Its lone loss was a three-setter to 6A No. 5 Pelham at last week’s Mayor’s Cup.
“Lexington and Loretto were pretty good teams, but we just served them off the court,” Bulldogs coach Pam Wilkins said. “We actually served like we should be serving.”
Jessy Taylor topped the team in aces (17) and kills (29) to go along with 10 blocks and 14 digs. Summer Hinton displayed her power with 13 aces, 21 kills, seven blocks and 11 digs. Holly Posey set, spiked and served for 86 assists, 13 aces, 12 kills and 18 digs. Jessica Robinson reeled off 10 aces, 12 kills and six blocks. Jessica Benton had a team-high 13 blocks, as well as five aces and eight kills. Callie Brewer contributed seven aces and 12 kills, and Carly Westmoreland chipped in 14 digs and two aces.
Addison’s junior varsity squad followed up its Mayor’s Cup title with another first-place triumph Saturday at the Bob Jones Tournament. The unit has yet to taste defeat at 15-0.
Stats and scores from Cold Springs’ championship outing at Corner were unknown.
The Eagles will travel to Hanceville for a tri-match with Douglas on Monday. The Bulldogs are in for a pair of tests Tuesday at home against 6A No. 2 Walker and 4A No. 1 Danville.