GUNTERSVILLE — Wilson won three matches against teams ranked in the Top 10 in their respective classifications Saturday before falling to Class 6A power Huntsville.
The Warriors, ranked No. 3 in Class 4A, downed No. 7 Alabama Christian, Class 5A No. 6 Boaz and Class 6A No. 3 Grissom in straight sets in pool play before Class 6A No. 2 Huntsville ousted them from Gold Division tournament play.
“We played really well,” coach Sandy Bradley said. “Our girls really stepped up and did a great job.”
Wilson opened with a 25-20, 25-15 win against Alabama Christian and followed with a 25-15, 25-19 win against Boaz. The highlight of the day came as the Warriors (31-8)stunned Grissom 25-22, 25-23. Wilson rallied from a 22-16 deficit to win the first set.
Huntsville put an end to Wilson’s tournament title hopes with a 25-14, 25-13 victory.
Ciarra Edwards led the Warriors with 48 kills in four matches, while Lexie Bradley had 41 kills and 26 digs. Jennifer Schroeder finished with 25 digs and Brianna Terrell had 104 assists.
Also, Selena Wear finished with five kills in the win against Boaz.
n Trojans finish 3-2 in Haleyville: Arsheana Rhodes had 48 kills and 30 digs, and Annabeth Alexander added 37 kills and 26 digs to lead Muscle Shoals to a 3-2 finish at the Haleyville Invitational.
The Trojans (20-19) beat West Morgan 25-21, 25-23; East Lawrence 25-21, 25-16; and Carbon Hill (25-23, 25-21. Host Haleyville beat Muscle Shoals 25-17, 13-25, 15-13 in pool play.
Hatton eliminated Muscle Shoals in the semifinals with a 25-23, 23-25, 15-13 win.
Alex Hillman’s 46 digs led Muscle Shoals, while Alex Vinson recorded a team-high 11 blocks. Destiney Smith finished with 48 assists and Lexis Goodwin added 29.
n UNA upsets Christian Brothers: Four different players reached double figures in kills as UNA knocked off Gulf South Conference-leading Christian Brothers 3-2 at Flowers Hall. The Lions (5-10 overall, 3-3 GSC) won 25-18, 20-25, 25-20, 16-25, 16-14. It was just the second conference loss for Christian Brothers (11-5, 6-2).
The Lions got a season-high 70 kills, including 20 from Priscilla Massengale. The senior added 11 digs to record her fourth double-double of the season.
Massengale had five kills and seven digs in the pivotal third set.
In the deciding set, UNA trailed 13-10 before rallying. A service error by CBU and Massengale’s kill wrapped up the victory.
Jessica Ronyak and Cara Gregg added 15 kills each for UNA. Taylor Chapman rounded out the top hitters with 10 kills. Hope Rayburn recorded a season-high 57 assists.
Defensively, Ronyak led all players with a career-best 24 digs. Freshman Alex Panks added 14 digs while Caroline Neisler turned in 12 digs.
UNA hosts Kentucky State on Oct. 13 at 1 p.m. at Flowers Hall.
n Lions run in Tennessee Tech Invitational: UNA’s women’s cross country team finished third and the men were fourth in a primarily Division I field.
Freshman Olivia Brady led the women with a 10th-place finish in 21:00.73 while Victoria Acocella was 13th.
Fabian Cortez led the men with a 20th-place finish in 29:36.13.
Evansville won both team titles.