Sweep under 45 minutes for FHS volleyball

The Farragut High School volleyball team returned to the win column late last week when it made short work of its District 3-AAA match against South-Doyle.

It took less than 45 minutes for the Lady Admirals to sweep the Lady Cherokees 25-10, 25-8, 25-10 Thursday, Sept. 3, in FHS’s Lynn E. Sexton Gymnasium.

The victory came on the heels of Farragut’s tough district loss at Maryville two days earlier.

Early on against struggling South-Doyle (2-8, 0-3), the Lady Admirals ( 5-3 overall, 2-1) in the district after the win, set the tone to made sure they would take care of business.

After falling behind 1-0 to open the inaugural set, the Lady Ads quickly seized control of the game as Megan Carlton served up six consecutive points, including an ace.

Farragut also got big service runs in the opening set from Meg Frank, Ira Au, Livi Holley and freshman Kennedy Holley.

“We had great serving tonight,” Jo Madden, Lady Admirals’ first-year head coach, said. “We played well and we took care of business.

“Our girls are really working hard, and we came in and did what we wanted to do. We’ve won both of our district matches at home,” she added.

In Game 2, the Lady Cherokees again scored first, but Farragut would quickly respond as it did in the first set.

Livi Holley helped the Lady Admirals take control by serving up five consecutive points for a 6-1 lead. The advantage grew to 11-3 lead thanks to consecutive service aces by Kennedy Holley, a freshman.

Livi Holley, Reese Schroeder and Ashley Hibelink also constructed big service runs for Farragut, closing out the second set when Livi Holley aced a serve on the set point.

Livi Holley also had three consecutive aces late in the third game before Au served up the point to clinch the match.

“This was big for us because we’ve really been down on ourselves after our last couple of matches,” Kennedy Holley said.

“And we have some big matches coming up,” she added.

“We knew that this was going to be a tough match, but our kids fought,” Lady Cherokees head coach Haven Anderson said.