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West Creek High School Lady Coyotes defeat Clarksville High Lady Wildcats 3-1, advance to face Rossview in 10-AAA Championship

West Creek High School Coyotes - Clarksville, TNClarksville High School WildcatsClarksville, TN – The West Creek High School Lady Coyotes beat the Clarksville High Lady Wildcats 3-1 (23-25, 25-11, 25-15, 25-18) in the semifinals of District !0-AAA volleyball.

The win advances the Lady Coyotes to the Championship game where they will face the Rossview Lady Hawks.

West Creek defeats Clarksville High in District 10-AAA Volleyball. (Michael Rios-Clarksville Sports Network)
West Creek defeats Clarksville High in District 10-AAA Volleyball. (Michael Rios-Clarksville Sports Network)

It took four sets for the Lady Coyotes to walk off the court at Rossview High School winners. The first set was a close battle they barely lost to the Lady Wildcats. However, the team recovered quickly and was able to win the next 3 sets convincingly.

The Lady Coyotes produced 39 kills and 17 aces in the match. The Lady Wildcats generated 25 kills and 3 aces.

The first set came down to the wire. The Lady Wildcats started strong and took a 11-6 lead. However, the Lady Coyotes fought their way to a 16-16 tie. The teams tied the score five more times. Tied 22-22, the Lady Coyotes fell behind after losing a point due to a moving violation followed by an attack error.

Adrienne Stewart made a kill off an assist from Kayla Ford to bring the Lady Coyotes back within a point, 24-23, but another attack error gave the first set to the Lady Wildcats.

Alex Wilkens led the Lady Coyotes with 5 kills and an ace in the 1st set.

The Lady Coyotes took control of the 2nd set early. Shayla Smith served 3 aces in a row to give the Lady Coyotes a 12-2 lead. Later Smith would make one of the Lady Coyotes 5 total kills to make the score 19-8. The other 4 kills were part of the 6-3 run to end the second set and tie the match 1-1.

The Lady Wildcats remained on the defensive in the 3rd set. They generated 5 kills, but it was not enough to outscore the Lady Coyotes. Lady Coyotes hitters Aliah McPhaul and Ashlin Witted combined for 7 of the Lady coyotes 10 kills in the set.

The Lady Wildcats battled to within 3 points, 15-12, before the Lady Coyotes went on a 8-2 run. During the run the Lady Wildcats made 3 attack and one service error. Hannah Ninness tried to rally her team with an emphatic kill to make the score 24-14, but McPhaul stalled any potential momentum with her 4th kill in the set. The Lady Coyotes went up 2-1 in the match.

With the lead in the match, the Lady Coyotes were ready to advance to the Championship. They opened with a 6-1 lead and did not relinquish it the rest of the set. After back-to-back Lady Coyote errors, the Lady Wildcats made two kills to get within one, 6-5.

However, 3-straight aces served by Auna Cozine opened the lead again for the Lady Coyotes. Errors kept the Lady Wildcats from getting within 4 points the rest of the set.

Wilkens and McPhaul led the Lady Coyotes with 9 kills each in the match.

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Marlon Scott
Marlon Scott
Marlon Scott is a freelance journalist and writer. He graduated from Austin Peay State University in 2011 with a B.S. in Communications, majoring in Communication Arts with a concentration in print and web journalism. His writing career began as a sports writer for The All State, the APSU student newspaper, in 2006. He continued working for the paper until his graduation, serving in various positions including Sports Editor and Editor-in-Chief. In 2010, Scott contributed stories and photographs as well as designed and served as Editor-in-Chief for the monograph, Civic Art of Clarksville: The stories behind the pieces. Scott has also produced 60 stories for The Leaf Chronicle. You can find him on twitter @theMarlonScott and on Facebook
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