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Lakeland volleyballers drop two




DeKalb County foes Garrett and Eastside each forged varsity volleyball victories over Lakeland earlier this week.

Emma Riedley slammed seven kills and Rachel Stafford drilled six in leading Garrett to a 25-20, 25-12, 25-17 win over the Lady Lakers Monday night in LaGrange. Taylor Smith racked up 17 assists for the Lady Railroaders, while Mary Hoeffel made 12 digs.

Abi Thompson paced the Lakeland attack with five kills, followed by Elaine Denney and Rebecca Wooster with four apiece. Denney also collected 10 assists, Wooster added four blocks, Nicole McKibben served seven points, and Nikki Chavez-Fearnow had eight digs.

Tuesday night in Butler, the Lady Lakers split the first two sets against Eastside, but the hosts rallied to take the final two to secure a 25-6, 21-25, 25-21, 25-20 NECC triumph.

Wooster’s 10 kills and two blocks led Lakeland at the net. Chavez-Fearnow chipped in eight kills, Denney seven and Thompson five.

McKibben topped the Lady Lakers in both assists with 18 and in service points with 11. Denney had 10 assists and Chavez-Fearnow seven digs.