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Canes Volleyball splits with Armuchee and Creekview,22997?

Cartersville’s Halle Matthews (4) spikes the ball, as teammates Macey Vaughn (3) and Anna Grace Brock look on, during a home match against Creekview Thursday at The Storm Center. The Canes dropped the match but defeated Armuchee earlier in the evening.
Posted Thursday, August 29, 2019

Cartersville remains .500 on the year

The Cartersville volleyball team can’t seem to get over the hump that is .500 at this point of the year. That will almost certainly change in the coming weeks, but over the past few days the team has wound up with two splits to move from 6-6 to 8-8.

The latest win one, lose one evening came Thursday in a tri-match at The Storm Center. Cartersville defeated Armuchee (25-18, 25-16) but fell to Creekview (25-17, 25-21).

But even in the opener, the signs were there that Cartersville might struggle against a stronger opponent.

“We weren’t very sharp at times, but we were able to make some plays when it mattered most,” Canes coach Dutch Cothran said. “I was a little frustrated at times with some errors that I felt were unforced.”

Cothran’s frustrations found a different target in the second match.

“We made too many errors, and we couldn’t catch a break,” he said. “I don’t want to make excuses or blame anyone other than ourselves, but it felt a lot more like we were on the road than at home. That’s going to happen sometimes, and we have do a better job of bouncing back from it. I can do a better job of controlling my emotions, and hopefully, the girls will feed off that.”

Lauren Wenzell totaled 23 kills and 18 digs on the night. Anna Grace Brock had eight kills in each match, while posting eight and 10 digs, respectively. Macey Vaughn had 20 assists in the victory, and Lily Gochee finished with eight assists and four digs in the loss.

Cartersville will begin Region 5-AAAA play with a tri-match Tuesday at Central, Carroll. Cedartown will be the third team.