High school volleyball: Dalton takes two in region tournament to move on

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Dalton High School's Gracie Ridley, left, was named first team All-Region 5-6A, while Ava Davey was named to the second team.

Dalton High School's volleyball team (23-19) had two victories in the Region 5-6A tournament in Rome Thursday night, taking down Douglas County (10-13) and Rome (22-12) to advance.

The Lady Cats play South Paulding Saturday at 11 a.m. in Rome for the right to advance to the tournament finals. A win would send Dalton to the finals of the double elimination tournament later in the day, while a loss would put them in the loser's bracket with a chance to earn their way back to the finals.

Dalton beat Douglas County 25-18, 25-10 then downed the tournament host Rome 25-21 and 26-24.

Gracie Ridley, who was voted first-team all-region, had 15 kills, 13 assists, 11 digs and five aces. Second-teamer Ava Davey had 14 assists, 10 digs, seven kills and seven aces. Senior libero Searany De La Cerda had 14 digs and five aces.

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