Sonoraville, the No. 3 seed from Area 1-AAA, took the long road trip to Savannah on Wednesday for their first-round matchup against No. 2 seed Savannah High, and had plenty to be happy about on the ride home as they dominated the match for a three-set win to keep their season alive.
The Lady Phoenix (19-25) started strong and never let up in the match as they took the first set 25-7, continued the momentum with a 25-14 advantage in the second set and finished things off with a 25-7 win in the third set.
“Our serving was on point, led by Skylar Huskins out of the gate and closed out in the final set by Anissa Hales,” said Sonoraville head coach Trace Vaughn. “Sophomore Alexis Lincoln stepped up her game with a season-high seven kills. The team was very focused after a long bus ride and took care of business.”
Huskins had 11 aces on 21-of-22 serves to go along with three digs and two kills. Hales added eight aces on 13-of-14 serving, and Kinsey Wilson had a nice night all around with seven digs, two aces, three kills and three assists. Lincoln led the team in kills with seven, Abby Chambers added five aces, three kills and two blocks and Bree Steely had two aces, four kills and two digs. Also contributing to the stat sheet was Alea Johnson with three aces and 12 assists, Raleigh Hooper with two kills and Hannah Wehunt with two aces.
Sonoraville will make another trip to Savannah next Tuesday in the second round as they will visit No. 1 seed Savannah Arts Academy. The start time is still to be announced. The Lady Phoenix are aiming to advance to the third round for the sixth straight season with a win.