Lady 'Clones gain split in volleyball

from staff reports

   The Elizabethton High volleyball team traveled to Greeneville on Tuesday, then came home with something good to build on.
   The Lady Cyclones started with a 15-6, 15-8 victory over Cherokee, then fell to the Greene Devils 0-15, 9-15.
   In the Cherokee match, Lauran Marlow served 11 straight points and finished with 12 total points. Michelle Collins registered five kills and four service aces, while Casey Kyte added nine assists.
   "We played very well against Cherokee," said EHS head coach Leslee Bradley. "We were aggressive and kept them off balance with a strong offensive attack."
   Things didn't go well for Elizabethton in the first game versus Greeneville, but the Lady Cyclones showed a bit of spunk in the second game.
   "Greeneville is a very good team," Bradley said. "They have the strongest offense we have seen this year. We played well in the second game after we made some adjustments. As we gain experience we will be more prepared to face a team like Greeneville and adjust earlier in the match."
   The Lady Cyclones visit North Greene this afternoon, then take part in the Knox Bearden Volleydog Challenge on Saturday.