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Woodville Tompkins and Islands Volleyball Spike Area Titles

By Prep Sports Report Staff | October 14, 2021

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The Georgia High School Association's state volleyball tournament begins next week, and Woodville Tompkins and Islands High Schools will begin their bids for a state title. Both teams won their respective Area Championships.

Last weekend, Woodville Tompkins won the GHSA  AA/A  Area match, beating Vidalia 3-0 in the final match ( 25-17, 25-16, 25-18). Woodville will now host Cook County High School in the first round of the GHSA Class AA/A Public State Volleyball Championships on Wednesday, October 20. The Wolverines finished with a regular season record is at 23-7.

Woodville Tompklins Makayla Smith finished the Vidalia match with two aces, six kills, and one assist. Malayah, her twin, got nine aces, one kill, and one block.

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Islands clinched the top seed in GHSA  Area 3-AAAA tournament this past Saturday, 10/9. The Sharks will host a  GHSA Class 4A  State Volleyball Championships first round match at Islands High School on Wednesday, 10/20, against the Area 1-AAAA's  #4 seeded team Troupe County High School.

Islands finished the regular season with a 31-4 record on Tuesday. They have lost only one match in their past 22 games, winning 45 of 48 total sets. They currently own the school record for most victories.

In the last volleyball match of the season Islands beat South Effingham and Statesboro in straight sets on Tuesday.

Aislinn Lanigan (23 assists, 3 digs, 1 block), Veronica Sierzant (9 kills, 8 digs, 2 blocks, 1 ace), Reise New (5 kills), Anna Collins (5 kills and 4 aces), and Hannah Summerall all contributed to the victory against South Effingham (25-9, 25-13). (4 kills, 2 digs, and 2 blocks).

Sierzant (10 kills, 6 digs, 2 aces), A. Lanigan (17 assists, 8 digs, 3 blocks), Isabel Duck (11 digs), and Delaney Gordon all contributed to the win against Statesboro (25-22, 25-19). (9 digs).

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