CHS Volleyball Drops 5 Set Heartbreaker to Columbia

CHS senior Diana Davis

CHS senior Diana Davis

In a match that came down to the final swings, the Columbia Lady Lions volleyball team thwarted a valiant Coffee County upset attempt dropping the Lady Raiders in 5 sets.  The win was big for Columbia as it gives them a season sweep of Coffee County who currently sits in 2nd place.  The Lions roared out to 21 to 9 lead in the first set before claiming a 25 to 13 win.  Coffee County battled back in the 2nd set to even the match with a 25 to 22 win and the match stayed close the rest of the night.  A crucial line shot along the sideline with the 3rd set tied at 23 went Columbia’s way to lift them to a 25 to 23 set win before Coffee County tied the match again with a 25 to 15 win in the 4th set.  In the decisive 5th set, the Lady Raiders built a 12 to 10 lead only to see Columbia tie the set before winning it 16 to 14.

Diana Davis was spectacular for Coffee County as she led the team in kills, digs and aces.  The senior finished the night with 15 kills, 13 digs, 4 aces and a block.  Maddie Taylor also had 4 service aces, added 7 digs and led the team in assists with 17.  Aerial Williams led in blocks with 3, while Peyton Nicoll finished with 8 kills, 13 assists and 5 digs.

Coffee County travels to McMinnville on Saturday to take part in the Warren County tournament.  Coffee County plays Cannon County at 9:00 AM, Warren County at 10:00 AM, Tullahoma at 11:00 AM and Grundy County at 1:00 PM in pool play.  The championship bracket begins at 2:00 PM and all matches will take place at Warren County High School.