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Alcovy and Eastside volleyball take split

COVINGTON -- Alcovy and Eastside's volleyball teams each went 1-1 during their play on Tuesday.

Alcovy beat Ola for the first time 25-16, 15-25, 25-20 while losing to Woodland, Henry 20-25, 25-7, 25-21 at Ola.

In the first match against Ola, the Lady Tigers overcame 23 errors with nine kills by Brittany Jacobson, three kills by Alissa Yang and one by Kristen Gauthier and Taylor Staples.

The team combined for seven aces with Jacobson claiming three with Staples and Gauthier getting two.

"Overall they worked as a team, communicated and played fundamentally good volleyball," Alcovy head coach Amanda Briggs said. "I could not be more proud."

The Lady Tigers had too many mistakes to overcome in their loss to Woodland as they committed a total of 32 errors. Passing errors (15) and attack errors (12) made up most of them, with Alcovy also hurting themselves with three serving and two kill errors.

"Overall I am pleased with how they played. They were tough in games one and three," Briggs said. "The bottom line is we beat ourselves in the second game and it is hard to fight back from that. I think they did regroup and fought through game three and we just ran out of points. They were real fighters."

In the Woodland match, Jacobson had five aces and four kills to lead the team in both categories. Also contributing were Staples (two aces), Kaitlin Aiken (three aces, one kill), with Paige Hood and Briana Clark each getting an ace and a kill.

At a home match at Eastside's, the Lady Eagles took a win to Chestatee in two straight games winning 25-18 and 25-12. However, they were unable to get the best of Gainesville losing 28-26, 25-23.

Gainesville won the match with a win over Chestatee in three games.

The Lady Eagles combined for 15 aces on their two matches. Eastside's leading assist leader in Tuesday's matches was Tiffany Lo with 29. Kill leaders were Katie Johnston with 17 while Sidney Johnston had 15 kills and five blocks.