With just five matches remaining until the Southeastern Christian Athletic Association conference tournament, the Oakwood Christian Lady Eagles extended their winning streak to seven last week before seeing it come to an end at home on Saturday.
Last Tuesday in Chickamauga, the Lady Eagles avenged a Sept. 13 loss to rival Collegedale Academy with a 25-18, 25-21 victory.
Makenzie Jones had nine kills and six digs in the win, while fellow senior Danyelle Carr added nine kills and two digs. B.J. Humphrey finished with 14 assists. Brooke Case picked up two kills, and Kelbie Williams had six digs and four aces.
Oakwood would go on to a sweep in a tri-match with a 25-9, 25-15 win over Alabama's Mountain View Christian.
Jones served up nine aces to go with three kills. Williams had six aces and Carr collected two aces to go with one kill.
Another tri-match on Saturday saw Oakwood need a third-set tiebreaker to get past Apostolic of Knoxville (Tenn.). The Lady Eagles dropped the first set, 25-18, but rallied to win the next two, 25-10 and 15-12.
Jones had a team-high 10 kills to go with her three aces and three digs. Carr picked up nine kills, while Corley Humphrey added two. B.J. Humphrey recorded 14 assists. Williams had three digs and two aces, while Kaylee McSpadden had three digs.
In the day's final match, The Lady Eagles were two points from victory in the second set and had match point in the third set tiebreaker. However, Maryville Christian would rally to knock off Oakwood for the win.
Oakwood won the first set, 25-19, and led 23-19 in the second set before MCA scored the next six points for a 25-23 win. The Lady Eagles led 15-14 in the tiebreaker, but the visitors from Tennessee would respond with three consecutive points for a 17-15 victory to clinch the match.
Carr had a monster outing with 19 kills and 12 assists. Jones finished with four aces, four kills, five assists, and five digs. Williams racked up seven digs, while Corley Humphrey added four aces.
Oakwood (10-7) will travel to Cleveland, Tenn. on Tuesday for a 6 p.m. match versus Cleveland Christian School.