HOSCHTON — Hebron Christian’s volleyball team emerged with a sweep Tuesday night in a tri-match featuring three of Gwinnett County’s top high school programs.
The Lions defeated Buford 25-20, 25-20 and finished their night off with a 25-22, 25-20 win over host Mill Creek. Mill Creek opened the three-match set with a 20-25, 25-19, 15-13 victory over Buford.
The matches were the first of the regular season for Hebron, and the results were good.
“It was a great environment, a great two teams we played,” Hebron head coach Taylor Davis said. “We’ve been doing this the last few years. I think we started at Hebron, then Buford, then Mill Creek, each starting with our tri-match and just top-level play. … I think each one of us the last few years have offered something different whether it’s ball control, great athleticism, being able to put the ball down. Each one of us I think complement each other pretty well in the play that’s presented.”
Hayden McGee (22 kills) and Rebeca Olariu (11 kills) led the Hebron attack. Macy Maynard (five aces), Abbi Luke (42 assists) and Malia Fisher (three blocks) also were among the Lions’ standouts.
Hebron trailed Mill Creek much of the second game, but closed on an 11-4 run.
“We want to stay positive with the wins, but we’ve got a long way to go,” Davis said.
Buford (1-3) controlled the first set against Mill Creek (5-2) and took an 8-2 lead in the second set. From there, the Hawks went on a 16-4 run to seize control and eventually even the match 1-1.
Mill Creek jumped out to 5-1 lead in the third set and never trailed Buford in the 15-13 win.
The Hawks’ standouts included Aiyana Bermudez (18 kills), Mar’ria Phillips (eight kills), Adriana Ackerman (40 assists, five blocks), Sonya Silecky (eight kills, three aces), Nadia Carter (four blocks) and Ainsley Larence (four blocks).