CHARLOTTE ARDREY KELL UPENDS RALEIGH LEESVILLE ROAD WITH SWEEP IN STATE 4-A VOLLEYBALL FINAL
RALEIGH– Senior outside hitter Rachel Eppley sparked Charlotte Ardrey Kell to a sweep of previously unbeaten Raleigh Leesville Road to win the North Carolina High School Athletic Association state 4-A volleyball championship on Saturday at Reynolds Coliseum on the N.C. State campus.
Eppley, who will continue her volleyball career on that same Reynolds Coliseum floor for N.C. State, was selected as the championship Most Valuable Player as Kell won the title by scores of 29-27, 25-22 and 25-17.
Eppley led the Knights with eight kills and 25 digs.
Senior outside hitter Sasha Karelov had an excellent match for Leesville with 13 kills and 22 digs.
Ardrey Kell, which was the state runner-up in 2009, won its first NCHSAA state volleyball title in the school’s seventh year of existence. The Huskies capped a 31-1 season under veteran head coach Zoe Bell.
Leesville Road had entered the championship with a perfect 27-0 mark.
NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
37TH ANNUAL STATE VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Reynolds Coliseum, North Carolina State University
CLASS AA CHAMPIONSHIP
North Surry def. South Granville 25-19, 26-24, 19-25, 16-25, 19-17
CLASS AAA CHAMPIONSHIP
Cardinal Gibbons def. Jesse Carson 26-24, 25-18,
CLASS AAAA CHAMPIONSHIP
Charlotte Ardrey Kell High def. Raleigh Leesville Road 29-27, 25-22, 25-17
CLASS A CHAMPIONSHIP–7:30 pm
Raleigh Charter High School Phoenix (22-5) vs. Hendersonville High School Bearcats (20-6)