By Bobby Mathews, sports editor
TRUSSVILLE — The Hewitt-Trussville volleyball team swept through pool play powered behind the serving prowess of seniors Chrischandria James and Zoe Walker, defeating three teams in two sets each.
The Huskies started the tournament by beating Cornerstone in straight sets, 25-11 and 25-14.
In the second match of the day, Hewitt-Trussville rode the serves of James and Walker, as well as strong front line play from three-sport sophomore Sara Phillips and junior outside hitter Haley Wilkinson to defeat Woodlawn, 25-13 and 25-17.
The third match of pool play featured more of the same as the Huskies outpaced Carver, 25-17 and 25-17 to move on into the double-elimination portion of the tournament. Hewitt-Trussville beat Mortimer Jordan in the first round, 2 sets to none, before finally dropping a set against Oxford before defeating the Yellow Jackets 2 sets to 1.
The Huskies faced off against Springville in the finals, but the Tigers were too much for the host team. Hewitt lost the first set, 17-25, but then rallied to a 25-23 victory in the second set to force a third and final set for first place. Springville then won that final set 15-8.
This story will be updated.