The Coffee County Lady Raider volleyball team extended their season on Tuesday night with a straight set sweep on Shelbyville in the first round of the District 8AAA volleyball tournament. The win improves Coffee County’s record to 20 and 15 for the season.
The Lady Raiders struggled in the early going trailing 17 to 15 in the first set before a side out and a tremendous serving performance from Makayla Morgan captured the last 10 points of the set to win the 1st set 25 to 17. Morgan served 6 aces during that 9 serve run to give Coffee County the momentum that carried them in win in the next 2 sets, at 7 and 13, to claim the win.
The Lady Raiders dominated play at the net as they scored 30 kills on the night led by Diana Davis and Peyton Nicoll who each had 6 kills. Aerial Williams, Grace Spellings and Kaylee Skipper all added 4 kills. David, Williams and Spellings all had a block while Maddie Taylor had 10 assists. In addition to her 6 aces, Morgan led the team in digs with 3 while Tyana Fenton had 7 aces to lead Coffee County
Coffee County will advance to the tournament semifinals on Thursday night in Franklin County. The tournament semifinals and finals will take place at North Franklin Middle School in Decherd. The Lady Raiders will take on Lincoln County in a match that will begin around 6:15. A win in the semifinals will set up a finals appearance set to begin at around 7:30 PM. Thunder Radio will bring you coverage of all of Coffee County’s action on Thursday night.