KINGSPORT — Sullivan North fought off a determined Unicoi County volleyball squad on Tuesday evening to claim a 25-20, 25-14, 29-27 Three Rivers Conference win.
After the Lady Golden Raiders took the first two games with relative ease, Hannah Dingus and Makenna Smith combined for 25 kills and helped put down the Lady Blue Devils’ Game 3 rally to complete the sweep.
Unicoi matched North point for point in the final set and built a 20-16 lead before North came back.
“We’ve been up and down all year and I tried to preach to them before the third game that you have to stay up and we have been struggling to close games out,” said Lady Raiders coach Debby Booher.
North finished third in the conference.
The District 1-AA tournament begins Monday at Unicoi County. The Lady Raiders will face Johnson County in the first round.
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