Roberts had a big night on her night. She dished out 26 assists and put five kills, four aces and one block with the assists. Riesha Thompson contributed 17 kills, an ace and a block. Carlie Flowers recorded 15 kills and 10 aces. Torre Roberts had eight kills, five assists and two aces. Jaylen Major added six kills, three aces and a block. Madeline Winestead finished with four kills and one block.
At Gadsden Thursday, Piedmont defeated Gadsden City 25-12, 18-25, 25-17, 25-13. Mallory Roberts had 14 assists and Flowers recorded seven kills as coach Grace Strott played a number of different combinations.
At the West End tournament Saturday, Piedmont was 0-3 in pool play. Spring Garden bested the Bulldogs 25-19, 25-19. Sand Rock won over Piedmont 25-17, 25-10 and Geraldine downed Piedmont 25-14, 25-16. Mallory Roberts had 13 assists and Torre Roberts 11 assists on the day. Major finished with 10 kills. Thompson had eight kills and Flowers recorded six kills.
Piedmont played at Ohatchee Tuesday night and will play at Alexandria tonight.
The Class 3A, Area 10 tournament will be played at Saks Monday. Play will be single elimination, best-of-five. No. 3 Piedmont meets No. 2 White Plains in one semifinal and No. 1 Saks takes on No. 4 Weaver. The semifinals will be played on two courts with action beginning at 5 p.m.
Piedmont defeated White Plains at White Plains on September 26th then played well in a loss to Saks at home on October 3. Strott said the win over White Plains meant “everything in the world” to her team’s confidence.”
“That’s all we’ve been dwelling on since we beat them and then playing Saks so well recently, too,” Strott said. “All of the rest of the matches we’ve had since the Saks match here at Piedmont have just been practice leading up to Monday.”
Monday’s winner and runner up advance to the North Super-Regional in Huntsville on October 25-26.