LOGANVILLE -- The East Hall volleyball team claimed a tournament title on Saturday at Walnut Grove High in Loganville, winning six matches and going undefeated.<br />
The Lady Vikings (17-2) defeated Madison County (25-13, 25-17), Salem (25-11, 28-26), Cedar Shoals (25-18, 25-19), Stockbridge (25-9, 27-25), Monroe Area (25-23, 25-22) and Madison County (24-26, 25-11, 15-13).<br />
Jessica Chmiel had 28 points. on serve with 12 aces, 9 kills, 1 assist and 7 digs to help lead the Lady Vikings to the crown; Minette Maldonado had 19 points on serve with 6 aces, 22 kills, 5 assists and 17 digs; Ashleigh Burnett scored 50 points on serve with 26 aces, 7 assists, 8 kills and 26 digs; <br />
Emily Roberts had 35 kills, 2 assists, 6 digs and 2 blocks; Allyson Segars had 35 points on serve with 23 aces, 25 kills, 3 assists and 30 digs; Savannah Lindsey had 27 points scored on serve with 3 aces, 1 assist and 78 digs; Cassida Shockley had 34 points on serve with 18 aces, 15 kills, 13 digs and 81 assists.<br />
East Hall set a new program record for best start to a season during the day. <br />
The Lady Vikings will play at Flowery Branch on Tuesday against Newton County and Flowery Branch.
It was another year for the record books in 2014, mostly for the right reasons -- state championships, new challenges and new stars taking their turn to shine. But there were also plenty of big stories that reminded us that sports -- like life -- isn