PREP VOLLEYBALL: Eastside volleyball sweeps Rockdale, Newton at home

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COVINGTON, Ga. — Eastside Volleyball dominated its first home game of 2022 beating Rockdale and Newton. The three-team match took place on August 11 in which the Lady Eagles swept each team 2-0.

The sweep took place in front of an energetic crowd with many fans and the school cheer group was in attendance.

Many Lady Eagles used that energy to secure Eastside’s second and third wins of the young season.

Against Rockdale County, Lauren Hall, Bailey Franklin and Savannah Cluff led the winning effort. Hall recorded three aces, four kills, three assists and one recovery. Franklin finished with three aces, six kills, one assist and six digs. Cluff also had six digs while registering two assists.

In the game with Newton, even more players stepped up for Eastside.

Franklin returned to the lead with two aces, nine assists and a recovery while finishing 80% on serves. Ansley Tilson and Kaliel Kracht also went 100% on serve attempts.

Tilson had five aces and a low with Kracht seven aces and a low.

Payton Robinson was part of the win with three digs. Jersey Patrick and Tiffany Medlock also each had two kills.

Head Coach Maggie Johnston was proud of her team’s overall performance.

“The girls played as a team and got the job done together,” Johnston said. “I’m delighted with how we can build on our current performance to improve our level of play.”

All contributions helped improve Lady Eagles’ record to 3-2 on aggregate. Their next match is Thursday, August 18 against Salem High School in a single match against the Lady Seminoles.

Newton drops to 0-2 on aggregate in 2022. On August 23, the Lady Rams will face another inter-county rival in Alcovy at the Lady Tigers.

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