Prep Volleyball: Northgate rolls past Glynn Academy

From Staff Reports
sports@newnan.com
BRUNSWICK – After what happened last year to the Northgate High School volleyball team in the first round of the state tournament, head coach Matt Truck wasn't about to let his team ended the 2012 season with an early tournament loss.
The memories of having Rockdale up against the ropes after winning the first two games to open tournament play only to be sent packing after the Lady Bulldogs rallied with three straight wins are still to fresh.
This time, there was no chance of a collapse or a firstround exit. Despite having to travel all the way down to the coastal part of the state to play Glynn Academy in Brunswick, the fifth-ranked Lady Vikings rolled to a 25-8, 25-23 and 25-8 victory.
"We stepped on the gas early and never let up," Trucks said.
Although Glynn Academy made one small run in the second game, of the contest, Northgate was able to rise to the occasion.
"It was a really good team effort," he said. "I am so proud of all our girls."
The Lady Vikings dominated in all areas of the game. Erin Valentine led the way with 21 digs and Elle McCord added 12.
The Lady Vikings also enjoyed a solid night serving as Brittany Scarbrough had six aces and McCord two.
Scarbrough set up several of the team's points with 25 assists.
McCord added 10 kills and Randee Harvel 8. Micallea Crooks finished her night with four blocks.
Northgate will now play the first-round winner between Appalachee and Sequoyah.



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