By CHRIS GOLTERMANN
East Coweta and Northgate volleyball programs celebrated Senior Night on Tuesday with victories at home, while Trinity Christian added a non-region sweep in a tri-match for its second and third victories over a two-day span this week.
The Lady Indians wrapped up an undefeated regular season in Area 2-7A by dominating Westlake 25-13, 25-5, 25-10 on a night where it honored seniors Ryan Spicer-Gordon, Nahla Muhammad and Becca Sieckmann.
Equally in a dual-match setting, Northgate earned a 3-1 victory on Senior Night, celebrating the varsity careers of Kaela Busby, Emily Dozier, Payton Gaston and Mary Lauren Golden.
The Lady Vikings improved to 25-17 overall, having already clinched the No. 1 seed in the Area 5-6A tournament.
With its win over Westlake, East Coweta moved to 24-11 and finished the Area 2-7A schedule at 5-0 while also earning a No. 1 seed in the postseason tournament. The Lady Indians will travel to St. Pius to close the regular season while facing Mount Vernon, West Forsyth and Whitewater on Friday.
Trinity Christian swept Our Lady of Mercy and Fayette County on Tuesday in Fayetteville while improving its record to 24-5 heading into Thursday’s regular season finale. The Lady Lions will travel to Providence Christian in a tri-match that also includes Meadowcreek.
Having already clinched the No. 2 seed for next week’s Area 2-AA/A tournament, Trinity dominated Our Lady of Mercy 25-8, 25-15 in a match that didn’t count in the area standings.
Addy Taylor’s seven kills paced the sweep while adding four aces.
Senior Jordan Gregg led the defensive effort with nine digs and two blocks. Stevee Kirkland paced Trinity’s service game with five aces while freshman setter Katie Grace Rowland got a chance to guide the offense en route to 17 assists.
The Lady Lions followed up the effort by rallying back quickly to defeat Fayette County 16-25, 25-11, 25-21.
Taylor’s 14 kills and six digs paced the victory while Savannah Poling had six kills and three digs.
Kirkland and Juliana Howser finished with 13 and 10 digs, respectively, while Rowland had 27 assists.