Volleyball, girls soccer postseason play heats up

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Summertown and Loretto are on a collision course, with a clash in the Class A state volleyball tournament looming after Tuesday’s quarterfinal action.

Summertown, the defending state titlist, opened play at Stewarts Creek High School in Murfreesboro with a straight-sets victory over Meigs County. The Lady Tigers prevailed 25-7, 25-9, 25-11 to move into a semifinal matchup Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. They’ll face Watertown, which defeated Union City 25-4, 25-11, 25-14 in the quarterfinals.

On the other side of the bracket, Loretto — the District 11-A and Region 6-A runner-up to Summertown — defeated South Greene 25-10, 25-12, 25-13. The Lady Mustangs will take on Sale Creek, a 3-0 (25-17, 25-13, 25-16) winner over Halls, in a 12 noon semifinal.

With Wednesday wins, the Lawrence County rivals will meet — for the sixth time this season — at 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

The championship game in the double-elimination tourney will take place at 10 a.m. Friday at Siegel High School.

Richland advances: Lexy Waldran scored twice and Grayson Bailey netted the gamewinner Tuesday night as Richland defeated visiting Harpeth 3-2 in the Region 3-A girls soccer tournament semifinals.

The Lady Raiders will host Valor Collegiate, a 3-1 semifinal winner over Hickman County, in Thursday’s 6 p.m. championship game. Both teams are assured berths in Saturday’s Class A sectional round, with the region titlist hosting and the runner-up traveling.

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