VOLLEYBALL: Oakwood Christian to take 4-6 record into this week's action

Oakwood Christian senior Makenzie Jones gets set to serve during a recent home match. (Messenger photo/Scott Herpst)

Last week’s volleyball matches produced a mixed bag of results for the Oakwood Christian Lady Eagles, who won two and lost two to move their overall record to 4-6 on the season.

Oakwood sweeps at home

On Tuesday, the Lady Eagles got 11 kills, eight digs, and seven aces from Makenzie Jones and 10 kills and 11 aces from Danyelle Carr in a 25-5, 25-12, 25-20 victory over visiting Cleveland Christian.

B.J. Humphrey racked up 22 assists in the conference win, while Kelbie Williams added nine digs.

Lookout Valley stings Oakwood

Two nights later, the Lady Eagles got buzzed by the Lady Jackets in straight sets, 25-18, 25-15, 25-16, despite 13 kills, eight digs, and three aces from Jones. Williams added 12 digs and four aces, while Humphrey picked up nine assists.

Oakwood was without the services of Carr, who missed the game with an illness.

Oakwood splits in Rossville

The Lady Eagles joined Chattanooga’s Grace Academy and conference rival Collegedale Academy for the “Rumble in Rossville”, held at the Rossville Athletic Complex and sponsored by the Georgia Northwestern Lady Bobcats.

The Navy-and-Gold dropped a 25-8, 25-21 decision to Collegedale. Humphrey had five assists in the loss. Jones finished with four kills, two digs, and one ace, Williams had three digs, and Carr added four aces and one kill.

In the evening’s final match, Oakwood rallied for a thrilling 17-25, 25-23, 26-24 win over Grace.

Carr hammered home a dozen kills and reeled off eight aces. Humphrey picked up 11 assists, and Jones finished with four kills, five digs, and three aces.

The Lady Eagles will host Tennessee Christian Prep at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday before Apostolic of Maryville, Tenn. comes to Chickamauga on Thursday for a conference match. Oakwood will head to Tennessee Christian Prep on Saturday for a tri-match that will also feature Knoxville Christian Academy.