Girls Varsity Volleyball · Volleyball: Heritage sweeps White House in straight sets

It didn’t take long for the White House Heritage volleyball team to defeat crosstown rival White House Thursday night.

The Lady Patriots took the match in straight sets by scores of 25-21, 25-11 and 25-19. It was their second win over White House this season.

Heritage beat Macon County Tuesday but fell to Hendersonville 3-1 Wednesday. The victory over White House gives Heritage a first-round bye for the District 10-AA tournament.

“The girls were ready to end the week on a high note,” Heritage coach Brandon Niblock said. “They came in as ready to play as I’ve ever seen them and won a rivalry match against a scrappy White House team.”

Junior Ashleigh Shores contributed 13 of Heritage’s 28 kills. She also had 10 digs and three aces.

Olivia Risden chipped in five kills, while MC Abell, Sonya Banker and Chloe Pentecost each finished with three. Setter Mackenzie Geer had 24 of the team’s 25 assists.

The Lady Patriots now have some momentum heading into the final week of the regular season. Heritage will play at Beech Monday, host Portland Tuesday and then welcome Jo Byrns for Senior Night on Thursday, Oct. 3.

“It’s definitely what we needed after the rollercoaster we’ve been on the last two weeks,” Niblock said. “The girls are ready to use that momentum for the last week of the regular season.”