Prep Roundup: Lassiter battles to clinch sweep
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Lassiter rolled through Marietta (25-10, 25-7) in a tri-match Tuesday at Marietta Garden before then gutting out a 25-19, 26-24 win over Riverwood.

The Lady Trojans trailed Riverwood for much of the second set, and the Lady Raiders had set point at 24-22. Lassiter, however, reeled off four straight points, capped by Libby Bochniak’s kill.

Bochniak finished the night with a combined 11 kills, 15 digs and five aces. Setter Sam Link dished out 25 assists.

Defensively, Caylee Yanes led with 21 digs and Annie Chandler finished with 16.

Lassiter (12-2) will play Pope and Walker on Thursday at Pope.

Mount Paran Christian 3, McEachern 2: The Lady Eagles endured another marathon match against another Class AAAAAA opponent, winning 25-21, 16-25, 26-24, 22-25, 15-8.

Mount Paran saved its best for the last set. It served better and passed better, which helped it finish plays offensively.

Sydney Murphy finished with 20 assists and 11 digs, while Asher Ward had 31 digs and Ally Atencio 20 digs. Caroline Cook had 15 kills and three blocks, with Abby Darling totaling 10 kills and 20 digs.

Mount Paran (9-3) will face Hillgrove and Allatoona on Thursday.

Whitefield splits tri-match: The Lady Wolfpack mustered out a straight-set victory over Class AAAAAA Campbell (25-13, 25-20), but they fell to Atlanta International (25-23, 25-10).

Kate McPhail had 14 assists against Campbell, while Olivia Nicholas had four kills, three aces and five digs. Anna Long had three kills and three digs. Kelsey Butler finished with five digs, five kills and four aces.

Walker sweeps tri-match: The Lady Wolverines defeated King’s Ridge Christian (25-10, 25-20) and Pinecrest Academy (22-25, 25-12, 25-14).

Brooke Warner led Walker with 23 kills, 7½ blocks and 12 digs. Sasha Fazylov added 21 kills, while Anna Chocallo contributed with 27 digs. Holland Martin and Erin Leavell both had 19 assists.

Walker (6-4) will face Pope and Lassiter on Thursday.

Walton 3, Marist 0: The Lady Raiders won the best-of-five match 25-17, 25-20, 25-21 to stay undefeated on the season with a 6-0 record.

Jessica Sloan had 15 kills for Walton. Lindsay Seagraves added 13 kills and had 13 digs, Brooke Landon had 10 kills and Celeste Fitzgerald had 43 assists and 12 digs. Ashley Dean had three aces and 14 digs.

Walton will host Johns Creek in a best-of-five match Tuesday.

Kell 3, Hillgrove 0: Ashley Jones contributed throughout the statistical columns, as the Lady Longhorns won the best-of-five match 25-22, 25-15, 25-18.

Jones finished with 22 kills, 12 digs, 2½ blocks and three aces. Joanna Tiller has 25 assists and eight digs, while Amalie Alvarez added five kills, four digs, two aces and a block. Brittany Stocus had three kills and 3½ blocks.

Chioma Okonkwo led Hillgrove (5-7) with six kills, four blocks and two aces, while Brittany Tullier had four kills and three aces. Janna Jernigan had three kills and three aces, and Myah Martin added nine assists and two aces.

Kell will travel to Woodstock on Thursday for a tri-match with North Paulding. Hillgrove will host Mount Paran Christian, River Ridge and Allatoona.

Dominion Christian 3, Bible Baptist 1: Kate Worley had seven kills as the Lady Knights rallied for a 14-25, 25-18, 25-22, 25-22 win.

Sabrina Johnston added six kills four aces, Anna Lineberry had 11 digs and Lucy Niverson had 13 assists.

SOFTBALL

North Cobb 14, Marietta 0 (4 inn.):
The Lady Warriors scored nine runs in the second inning to roll away in the Region 4AAAAAA home game.

North Cobb (6-4, 1-0) had 13 hits, with Jordan Lewis going 2-for-2 with a double, four RBIs and two runs scored. Bryanna Vazquez was 2-for-3 with an RBI, while Casey Page was 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored.

Ericka Clifford was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored, Tori Douglas was 2-for-3 and scored a run and Katlyn Tinsley was 1-for-2 with two runs scored and an RBI.

Olivia Mould was the winning pitcher for the Lady Warriors, who will host South Cobb on Thursday.

Pope 12, North Springs 0 (5 inn.): The host Lady Greyhounds scored five runs in the fourth innings and seven in the fifth in shutting out their Region 7AAAAA opponent.

Lauren Palace was 3-for-4 with a run scored, while Sidney Segers was 3-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored. Ellie Viland was 2-for-4 with two RBIs, and Lindsey Walsh was 2-for-3 with a double.

Walsh threw an abbreviated no-hitter, striking out 11 strikeouts for Pope (7-4, 1-1), which will host Sprayberry on Thursday.

Kennesaw Mountain 10, South Cobb 1: The visiting Lady Mustangs scored five runs in the sixth inning to break the game open against their Region 4AAAAAA rival.

The sixth was highlighted by a two-run home run by Lexi Lakes, who also hit a solo shot in the fourth.

Lakes was 3-for-4 with three RBIs. Kelly McGrail was 2-for-4 with a double and scored two runs, Kayla Aarons was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and Becky Grannemann was 1-for-2 with two RBIs.

Kathryn Woody pitched six innings and had three strikeouts while giving up six hits.

The Lady Mustangs (12-0) will host Harrison on Thursday.

Whitefield Academy 9, North Cobb Christian 0: The Lady Wolfpack scored all nine of the runs within the first three innings of the Region 6A game.

Hannah Brown was 3-for-3, with a two-run single in the second inning. Sydney Burke and Olivia Viergever also had run-scoring hits.

Brown and Megan Rose Byers combined for the shutout, with Byers, the starter, allowing just one hit over four innings.

Late Monday

Lassiter 5, Brookwood 4:
The Lady Trojans scored runs in the fourth to build a 5-2 lead, then thwarted a rally.

The fourth-inning surge began when Elise Sandberg hit a double to score Carli Kayler. Brianna Mishaud followed with an RBI single, and Piper Wagner then delivered a two-run single in the gap.

Kelly Sinclair led Lassiter, going 2-for-4 with a double.

Mishaud pitched four innings and got the win, and Wagner threw three and got the save.

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