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Chattahoochee volleyball wins area championship
by Staff Reports
October 16, 2013 10:50 AM | 2792 views | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Chattahoochee volleyball won its third area championship in four seasons, defeating Johns Creek 3-2 to claim the 6-AAAAAA title on Oct. 10 in Cumming. The Cougars have now won 13 matches in a row and pushed their overall record to 44-9.

In the contest, Chattahoochee’s Paige Harrelson led the team with 17 kills while senior Reina Terry had had a strong all-around match, amassing 11 kills and 19 digs. Senior Haley Templeton, who earlier that week was named the area’s setter of the year for the second consecutive season, continued her stellar 2013 campaign with had 37 assists, 11 kills and 20 digs for the Cougars.

Area defensive player of the year, senior Claudia Coco had 35 digs and the winning serve. Other contributors included Kristen Henninger who had nine kills, Lexi Kingree and Deja Duncan in the victory.

Chattahoochee went undefeated in the tournament, beating Johns Creek twice as well as South Forsyth in the run to the championship.

“The players aren’t only winning but playing with fight and passion,” head coach Jennie Blevins said. “They have truly developed as a team throughout this season and continuing every single game. I can’t wait to see what the playoffs hold for this talented group of ladies.”

Templeton and Coco were named to the Area first-team while Terry was named to the second-team. This season, Templeton got the 4,000th assist of her career, which places her second all-time in Georgia prep volleyball history. She currently has more than 1,100 digs and 1,000 kills.

Coco also made history this season, becoming the all-time career leader in digs in Georgia with over 2,000 currently in her high school career.

The Cougars will begin postseason play tomorrow at home against Woodstock.

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