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Saturday September 21st, 2019 5:07AM

Volleyball: GHS sweeps 8-6A matches; Branch falls in 7-4A action

By AccessWDUN Staff

SUGAR HILL — The Gainesville girls volleyball team swept a pair of Region 8-6A matches Tuesday on the road at Lanier.

The Lady Red Elephants (19-4, 2-2 Region 8-6A) evened their region record with the wins.

They beat host Lanier 25-8, 25-14) and then followed with 25-22, 25-14 victory over Dacula.

Gainesville next will travel to Johnson to take on the Lady Knights and Lanier Christian on Thursday.

 

LADY FALCONS FALL IN 7-4A MATCHES ON THE ROAD

Flowery Branch is still looking for its first Region 7-4A win after dropping a pair of matches Tuesday at Blessed Trinity.

The Lady Falcons (13-20, 0-4 Region 7-4A ) fell to the host Lady Titans 25-11, 25-9) and then lost to Denmark in a tight three-set match  (25-21 26-282, 15-10) 

Sophomore right side Bri Hall had 3 kills and freshman setter Liza Thigpen had 9 assists in the opening match. Against Denmark, senior outside hitter Katie Williams tallied 14 kills and 1 ace, senior middle blocker Sierra Lutz had 5 kills, 2 aces, and .5 block, and freshman middle blocker Emma Witman added 4 kills for the Flowery Branch.

The Lady Falcons next will travel to Winder-Barrow on Thursday in a tri-match with the Lady Bulldoggs and Buford Wolves.

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