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Volleyball: War Eagles fall to Chattahoochee at home

The Chattahoochee Cougars volleyball team extended its win streak to five, as they completed a sweep against South Forsyth (26-24, 25-10, 25-15) Tuesday in Cumming.

The first set against the Cougars was a competitive back-and-forth match. The Cougars got on the board first within seconds of the match off a block, then scored twice consecutively from middle blocker Kristina Broitman.

The War Eagles got their first lead of the set when the visitors served the ball out bounds, but then Nikolet Rabisheva got a kill after a failed dive attempt by South.

A slight tip from right-side hitter Lena Zhang boosted the Cougars' lead to 10-6 for their biggest advantage of the set.

South proceeded to go on a 4-0 run.

Seniors Arielle Estes and Allie Magers elevated in the air to block Sofia Perez’s spike; Chattahoochee's Dani Adar hit the ball with too much force, resulting in it going out of bounds; and then Magers found a soft spot in the Cougars defense to tie the match at 10 apiece.

On the set-winning point, Chattahoochee served the ball, and sophomore Kendra Leboehi tried her best to keep the play alive but fell short, giving the Cougars the early edge in the best-of-five match.

The Cougars started off the second set hot, as they went on a 7-1 run, forcing the War Eagles to call a timeout to regroup.

South stopped the bleeding when Perez tried to get a dig but couldn’t give it enough force to go over the net.

Chattahoochee players Adar and Hannah Roberts put the team on their backs. Each earned kills and aces to will their team to victory in the second set.

It didn't get any better for the War Eagles in the third set, as the Wr Eagles raced out to a 15-3 lead.

South showed signs of life towards the end of the set, scoring four consecutive times to cut into the lead, but it wasn’t enough, as Chattahoochee went on to complete the sweep.

South Forsyth (3-4) will host the All-City Playdate Aug. 20 at home, where they will face North Paulding, East Forsyth, Harrison and Whitefield Academy.