Savannah Arts Spike a GHSA volleyball semi-final appearance in the Pit

By Prep Sports Report Staff | October 27, 2022

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Four Coastal Empire volleyball teams entered the Georgia State High School Association with a chance to advance to the state semifinals of their respective classes. One Advanced to the GHSA semifinals, Savannah Arts Academy, and unfortunately, three teams did not. The season ended on Monday, October 25, 2022, for Savannah Christian, St. Vincent's Academy, and Woodville-Tompkins.

With a 3-1 win over Providence Christian Academy, 25-18, 25-13, 18-25, 25-9, on Wednesday, October 26, 2022, the Savannah Arts Academy volleyball team made it to the GHSA Class AA Final Four.

Three Lady Panthers players reached double-digit kills in the win. AK Daugherty led with 25 kills and four aces. Finn Higginbotham added 11 kills, three blocks, and three aces. Torrin Higginbotham had ten kills and three aces. Lillie Coffey delivered 48 assists and three aces. 

Savannah Arts Academy will host Mount Paran in the "PIT" on Saturday, October 29, 2002 at 11 am. With a win, the Panthers will play for a state championship on Friday, November 4, 2002.

GHSA Volleyball Elite Eight Results

Savannah Christian fought hard at home in Class 3A. In two of the four sets, Savannah Christian was close to winning by two points. In the end, though, the Raiders lost 25-27, 25-22, 17-25, and 24-26.

St. Vincent's Academy's strong season ended when Oconee County swept them, 25-14. 25-16, and 25-17, on the road in Class 3A.

The Woodville-Tompkins Wolverines lost to Mt. Vernon in the Class A Elite Eight at home, 25-10, 25-10, and 25-8.

Photo Credit: Savannah Arts Academy Volleyball

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