The Asheville Christian Academy volleyball team managed to secure a first-round victory in the NCISAA state tournament against Hickory Grove Christian School but eventually lost in quarterfinal round action against the number one seed, Arendell Parrott Academy.
In the match against Hickory Grove, the Lions won 25-11, 25-23, 25-18. Paige McDonald led the Lions with 13 kills and seven digs. Katie Alexander added 35 assists and seven digs. Peyton Hightower chipped in ten kills while Avery Jackson added six kills and eleven digs.
The season came to an end against Arendell Parrott but the Lions finished the campaign as conference champions and with a quarterfinal finish in the state tournament. They finished the season with a 17-12 overall record.
The ACA girls tennis team made their deepest run into the state tournament in program history. The Lions knocked out the fifth seeded Forsyth Country Day in the opening round before losing to Asheville School in the quarterfinals.
In the match against Forsyth, Mayla Hetzel, Kendall Cender, Lydia West and Sophie Renfro got the Lions off to 4-2 lead by winning their singles matches. Heltzel and Addie Moyers won their doubles match as did Cencer and West to give the Lions a 6-3 win. The Lions finished up their season with a 6-9 record.
The ACA boys soccer team ended their season with a 5-1 opening round loss in the state tournament against Carolina Day School. The Lions finished up their season with a 4-15 overall record.
The fall sports season comes to an end this week as the cross-country teams travel to Charlotte to compete in the NCISAA state meet. The event will be held on Friday, Oct. 25 at the McAlpine Park. The ACA girls team will race in the 3A meet beginning at 12:00. The boys will follow at 12:45.
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