Veterans goes 4-0 in playdate; 3-0 in region tourney placement seeding

Veterans hosted a playdate Sept. 7. Teams that competed were Warner Robins, Houston County, Perry, Valdosta, Union Grove, and of course the Lady Warhawks, who went 4-0.

They beat the Lady Panthers 2-0, 25-11 and 25-7; the Lady Bears 2-0, 25-18, 25-17; Valdosta 2-0, 25-22, 25-19 and Union Grove 2-0, 25-18, 25-17.

Stacie Jones, said Coach Marlene Rogers, led the weekend. She finished with 20 kills and two blocks. Shaylen Brown also had 15 kills and four blocks, while Sophia Lopez made a “huge impact” offensively, Rogers said, with 16 aces and 25 assists.

Also, Meredith Buchanan had seven aces and 19 assists. Abby Cross pulled up 11 digs and Sydney Hudson had six.

Of the local clubs – from stats available – it appears Warner Robins was 2-2 and Houston County was 0-3. (Perry’s scores were unknown/reported.)

The Demonettes beat Houston County 2-1, 16-25 (loss), 25-20, 15-11 and the Lady Panthers 2-1, 18-25 (loss), 25-11, 15-9, but fell to Valdosta 2-1, 25-13, 17-25 (loss), 8-15 (loss); and Union Grove 2-0, 18-25, 13-25.

In addition to falling to Veterans and Warner Robins, the Lady Bears fell to Union Grove 2-1, 16-25 (loss), 25-20, 15-11.

Note: Veterans also hosted a playdate Aug. 31 for region placement for the Oct. 5 tournament.

The Lady Warhawks again came away undefeated, 3-0. They beat Thomas County Central 2-0, 25-9, 25-20; Warner Robins 2-0, 25-13, 25-15 and Harris County 2-1, 25-14, 16-25 (loss), 15-8.

Harris County was second at 2-1 (wins over Thomas County Central and Warner Robins). Warner Robins was third at 1-3 (a win over TCC) and the Lady Yellow Jackets were 0-3.

(SportsMic photos: Kandace Pasko)