Tuesday sports: Lady Gators sweep Saltillo

Photo: Kiersten McGarrity of Lake Cormorant is set to fire a kill attempt in Tuesday’s victory over Saltillo. (Bob Bakken/desotocountynews.com)

Lake Cormorant posted a convincing three-set victory over Saltillo Tuesday night at “The Swamp,” 25-12, 25-9, 25-13.

After take a 1-0 set lead, the Lady Gators continued to pressure the Tigers, roaring out to a 7-1 lead in the second set, a lead that grew to 15-4 and 20-6 before the final 25-9 set win.

The third set started closer with Saltillo recovering from an early deficit to forge a 7-7 tie and again knotted at 11-11. However, when the Lady Gators scored the next two points, Saltillo called a timeout.

Out of the timeout, Lake Cormorant took control, scoring 12 of the next 14 points for the set and match victory, 25-13.

“They played really well tonight,” said Lake Cormorant coach Christina Morgan. “We’re trying to finish strong right now and at the right time. Tonight was a total team effort and I’m really proud of my seniors.”

Sofia Gonzalez led Lake Cormorant in kills with 10, Jania Rose led in aces with seven and in digs with 17, Adajah Morgan posted three blocks, and Dallas White had 22 assists.

Lake Cormorant hosts the DeSoto County volleyball tournament on Saturday. Round robin play begins at 8 a.m., followed by bracket play and the presentation of the all-county team, which will b about 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

Prep volleyball

Lake Cormorant 3, Saltillo 0 (25-12, 25-9, 25-13)

Collierville, Tenn. 3, Hernando 0 (25-13, 25-20, 25-19)

  • For Hernando, Adalyn Callahan had six kills, Amberlee Holly served three aces, Mary Catherine Couch recorded 18 digs, and Jaiden Moore made 12 assists.

Lewisburg 3, Olive Branch 0 (25-11, 25-10, 25-7)

  • For Lewisburg, 24 service aces as a team. Ella Grace Holloway 9 kills; Hallie Wright 8 kills, 2 blocks; Jayda Bradley 5 kills, 9 aces; Claire Smith 23 assists and Baylee Burchyett 10 assists led the team to .508 attack percentage.

Briarcrest Christian, Tenn. 3, DeSoto Central 0

Northpoint Christian 3, Center Hill 0 

JUCO men’s soccer

Hinds 2, Northwest 1

JUCO women’s soccer

Northwest 9, Hinds 0 

  • For Northwest, Evie Crawford scored 5 goals, most for Northwest since 2006.
Northpoint Christian girls’ soccer after their win over Tipton-Rosemark. (Courtesy photo)

TSSAA girls’ soccer playoffs

Northpoint Christian 7, Tipton-Rosemark 2

  • For Northpoint, goals by Hayden Moneymaker 5, Kelly Hunt 1, Clare Chambliss 1. 

Bob Bakken

Bob Bakken is the most recognized and most trusted name in DeSoto County news and sports reporting, as readers continue to express their appreciation for his accuracy and fairness in the stories he writes. Bob is also heard on 95.3 The Rebel twice a week with sports updates and high school football play-by-play broadcasts in the fall. A former newspaper editor and writer, his award-winning background also includes television news producing, sports media relations, and radio broadcasting.

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