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Lady Mavs hot in district play

Anderson County kept its perfect District 3-AA volleyball record intact with a pair of sweeps last week.

The Lady Mavericks defeated Kingston 25-6, 25-6, 25-16 on Thursday night and cruised past Loudon 25-9, 25-10, 25-18 on Tuesday, Sept. 12.

ACHS (19-8 overall, 7-0 in the district) played the first of its three remaining league matches Tuesday against Alcoa, but results were not available at press time.

The Lady Mavericks travel to South-Doyle Thursday with first serve slated for 6 p.m. in South Knoxville. They’ll complete their district schedule Tuesday when they host Loudon.

Anderson County Coach Jayme Smith is looking for big things as her team enters the home stretch of the 2023 campaign.

“I’m confident that we’ll be (the) No. 1 (seed in the upcoming postseason tournament) and I think Alcoa will probably be No. 2,” Smith said.

In the win over the Lady Jackets Thursday night, Anderson County boasted a balanced hitting attack as Emily Mustard and Alyssa Meier each came up with nine kills. Mustard also recorded two blocks and four digs. Shelby Kelly added eight kills for the Lady Mavs.

Jaylynn Bullock was ACHS’s leading passer as she dished out 28 assists. Defensively, she also had three digs in the match.

Against the Lady Redskins early last week, Anderson County’s attack was also balanced as Meier led the way with nine kills. Kelly added eight kills. Faith Graham had six.

Mustard finished the match with five kills, four aces and three blocks, Bethany Lowe served up seven aces, while Catelyn Tackett had five.

Bullock posted 32 assists and two blocks for the Lady Mavericks, who will play their final regular-season tournament in Northeast Tennessee this weekend.

“This is a new tournament,” Smith said. “This will be a little different, but we’re playing pretty well and hopefully we’ll see some teams that we could see in the sectionals.”