Prep Roundup: Harrison romps past Dacula in playoffs
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Harrison took advantage of Dacula’s serve-receive woes and won 25-8, 25-3, 25-11 on Thursday in the first round of the Class AAAAAA state tournament.

The Lady Hoyas served 25 aces, with every server getting at least one. Kaylee McClure was the leader in aces with six, and Sarah Taylor added three.

Caroline Ostman led Harrison with 11 kills and had four digs. Taylor finished with eight digs. Allana McInnis dished out 18 assists, and Madison Bright added eight assists — all of which came in the first set.

Harrison will host Mountain View in the second round Tuesday.

North Cobb 3, Parkview 0: The Lady Warriors needed the minimum three sets to roll through the first round of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs 25-22, 25-8, 25-14.

North Cobb (39-15) will host Etowah on Tuesday.

Savanna Gonzales led the way with 11 kills, and Karla Radillo finished with 11 digs.

Taylor Parrish had 32 assists and seven aces, while Kaitlyn Woodruff added seven kills and 2½ blocks.

Lassiter 3, Rockdale County 1: The Lady Trojans had to fight from behind in the first three sets — nearly coming back from an 18-11 deficit in the second — before jumping in front in the fourth and winning a 25-22, 23-25, 25-22, 25-19 decision in the first round of the Class AAAAAA state tournament.

With Rockdale County constantly taking swings at the net, Lassiter got it done on the back row, with Annie Chandler leading at 18 digs, Caylee Yanes finishing with 17 and Sam Link adding 16.

Libby Bochniak, who tied Becca Ledford with 10 kills, came away with 15 digs.

The Lady Trojans will either host Centennial or play at Camden County in the second round Tuesday.

McEachern 3, Archer 0: The visiting Lady Indians served aggressively and executed on serve-receive en route to their 25-18, 25-23, 25-17 win in the first round of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs.

Savanna Hockman and Gigi Perryman each finished with eight kills and five aces. Stephanie Iheweuna added 12 assists, three aces and two kills.

McEachern will travel to three-time defending state champion Walton in the second round Tuesday.

Walton 3, Druid Hills 0: The Lady Raiders gave up a combined 17 points in their first-round match, winning 25-5, 25-8, 25-4 at home.

Jessica Sloan 11 kills and three aces before sitting out the third set. Brooke Landon had eight kills and Lindsay Seagraves had five kills and three aces, and Celeste Fitzgerald had 33 assists and two aces.

Mount Paran Christian 3, Atlanta International 1: The Lady Eagles stepped it up a notch offensively after the teams split sets to win 25-22, 17-25, 25-16, 25-19 in the Class A state tournament opener.

Melissa Morris finished with 20 kills and nine digs, while Sarah Ranstack had 11 kills. Sydney Murphy had 37 assists and seven aces. Asher Ward had 20 digs.

Mount Paran will play at Eagle’s Landing Christian on Tuesday.

Northside-Columbus 3, Allatoona 1: The Lady Buccaneers made too many unforced errors, were unable to capitalize on their opponent’s miscues and lost 25-17, 25-19, 22-25, 25-19 in the first round of the Class AAAAA state tournament.

Debra Adeyeye had 29 digs and added four blocks, while Jenna Usry finished with 12 kills. Julia Douglas had five aces and Jaslynn Gwyn had 10 kills.

Weber 3, Dominion Christian 0: Despite Sabrina Johnston’s 10 kills, the Lady Knights lost the GISA match 25-20, 25-21, 27-25.

Johnston also had three blocks, while Anna Lineberry had 14 digs and Lucy Niverson 23 assists.

SOFTBALL

Alcovy 3, North Cobb 0:
Alcovy scored twice in the fifth inning and once in the sixth to win the clinching game of the first-round Class AAAAAA state playoff series.

Ericka Clifford went 2-for-3 for the Lady Warriors (22-12), who only had four hits. Casey Page and Olivia Mould were each 1-for-3.

Mould (15-8) gave up three runs — two earned — and struck out two in a complete game.

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