CHS Volleyball Falls to Siegel in Region Tournament

Maddie Taylor of CHS volleyball  (Photo by John StClair - JohnStClairPhoto.com)

Maddie Taylor of CHS volleyball (Photo by John StClair – JohnStClairPhoto.com)

Facing the 12th ranked team in the state, the Coffee County Central High School volleyball dropped a 3 set decision in the Region 4AAA semifinals on Tuesday night to Siegel. The talented Lady Stars dismissed the Lady Raiders by set scores of 25-9, 25-10 and 25-7 in a match that lasted 47 minutes.
Advancing to the Region Tournament is always a goal for Coffee County, but 4 weeks ago, that goal almost seemed unreachable for the Lady Raiders. Coffee County graduated 8 players in 2014 who all saw significant playing time and the Lady Raiders started this season with some question marks at several positions. After struggling in the early season, the Lady Raiders finished the season strong winning 14 of their last 19 matches. Coffee County coach Andrew Taylor said “I am extremely proud of what these young ladies accomplished this year.”
Against Siegel, Coffee County ran into a Stars squad who finished a perfect 12 and 0 in district play this year, and after defeating Blackman in the region finals, are 34 and 8 on the season. Coffee County had few answers for Siegel’s size and athleticism on the front line. The Lady Raiders did manage 4 blocks as Aerial Williams had 2 blocks, while Grace Spellings and Baylee Nester each scored a block. Maddie Taylor and Payton Nicoll each had 4 assists while Tyana Fenton and Macie Melton scored 6 digs a piece. Taylor also had the only ace for Coffee County. Diana Davis led the Lady Raiders in kills with 5. For her performance, Maddie Taylor was selected to the All-Region team for Coffee County.