Progress staff reports
Jacksonville Daily Progress
BULLARD — Catapulted by Josee Ross' 16 kills, four blocks, 16 digs and service ace, the Troup High School volleyball team punched its ticket into the Class 2A, RegionIII quarterfinals later this week by taking down Elkhart, 3-0, in an Area match that took place at Panther Gymnasium in Bullard Saturday evening.
Game scores were 25-13, 29-27, 25-21.
Troup will bring a 27-13 record into the fray, with the winner earning a spot into the upcoming regional tournament.
White Oak, a perennial state power, is 33-8 on the year.
Other noteworthy performances were recorded by Cheney Cover (11 kills, two blocks,11 digs and an ace) and Paeton Nolan who added a spike, five blocks and six digs.
Carly Dyess totaled 24 assists, nine digs and a kill while Bethany Mason added 11 digs and an ace.
The Lady Tigers' roster features five seniors, Cover, Dyess, Mason, Monet Hale and Kayla Thomas.
Troup is coached by Arden Johnson.