Lady Cyclones breeze past Happy Valley in three sets

Published 12:20 am Wednesday, October 2, 2019

After battling through the final gauntlet of strong teams remaining on their second-half schedule last week, the Elizabethton Cyclones were looking to shake things up to have a little fun as they wrap up their final week of regular season before entering do or die play in the district tournament starting next Monday at Sullivan Central.
Using a vast array of lineups on Monday night inside John Treadway Gym, Coach Leslee Bradley and the Lady Cyclones swept past the visiting Lady Warriors in straight sets – 25-12, 25-7, 25-7 to run their season record to 19-13-0 in a match that took only one hour and two minutes to complete.
Senior Morgan Smith reached a huge volleyball milestone as she recorded 18 digs and recorded her 1,000th kill in her prep career as she was credited with two in the contest.
Mattie Davis and Hannah Boster added five kills apiece while Boster also had a solid serving night recording 10 service aces. Whitley Maupin matched Boster with 10 aces as well in the contest.
Brittany Kitchens, Deanna Hull, and Kallista DePrimo also was solid at the net knocking down three kills each. DePrimo also recorded 10 defensive digs on the night.
“I am pleased with the results from last week,” said Bradley after the match. “Sitting at second place in the conference. This week is just about fine-tuning some things and making sure that we are ready to go to the conference tournament next week.
“Tonight we just wanted to have a little bit of fun so we played a little bit with the lineup and let everyone get in there and have some fun.”
Going into the upcoming tournament, Bradley was asked what was key for the Lady Cyclones to be successful.
“I think that the key is that we stay focused and on every point that we play, that we play to the best of our ability,” said Bradley. “We need to play smart and we don’t need to try and do more than we need to than the play dictates so I think that focus really is our key.”

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