Dan Priest Gymnasium was the site of a Class AAAA top 10 battle on Monday night as the third-ranked Northwest Whitfield Lady Bruins came to south Walker County to take on sixth-ranked LaFayette.
And it was the visitors that got it done.
The Lady Bruins needed just two sets to pick up the win, although the Lady Ramblers nearly sent the match to a tiebreaking third set. Northwest won the opener, 25-14, but had to hold on for a 27-25 victory in the second set.
Sarah Ray paced LaFayette with eight kills and a pair of blocks. Jillian Morgan had five blocks and four digs, but was held to just three kills. Emily Redden had a solid all-around match with nine assists, seven digs, two kills and a block. Katie Dixon and Bailey Tarvin had 11 digs each, wile Tarvin also picked up two aces.
Other contributors for LaFayette included Elania Kirkendoll (2 blocks), Blakley Lankford (8 digs0, Michaela Hobbs (7 digs) and Darsey Shield (1 dig, 1 kill).
LaFayette (32-10, 2-2) will host Southeast Whitfield and Gilmer on Tuesday, starting at 5 p.m. It will also serve as Senior Night for the Lady Ramblers.