Liberty Bank Invitational champs

The Geraldine volleyball team posted a 6-0 record to win the 2019 Liberty Bank Invitational on Sept. 7. Team members are, front row, from left, Kelsey Combs, Jada Moses, JJ Dismuke, Kirby Smith, Tinsley Satterfield and Carlie Johnson; back row, from left, head coach Renee Bearden, Lydia Hitchcock, Lilly Rowell, Haven Hall, Baley Young, Jerika Gary, Sarah Harris, Hannah Dalton and Joanna Hammett.

The Class 3A, No. 4 Geraldine volleyball team completed a 7-1 week by winning the championship of its Liberty Bank Invitational on Sept. 7 at Nix Gymnasium.

In the tournament, the Bulldogs (12-5) beat North Sand Mountain, Fyffe, Gaylesville and Ider to reach the semifinals against Class 6A, No. 10 Homewood. Geraldine stopped the Patriots 25-22, 25-23.

The Bulldogs knocked off 4A, No. 3 Jacksonville 25-19, 25-19 in the championship match.

Geraldine opened the week by splitting a tri-match at Danville. The Bulldogs toppled 2A, No. 1 Addison 25-18, 25-17 but lost to 4A, No. 4 Danville 28-26, 25-17.

Geraldine’s statistical leaders for the week were:

Jerika Gary, 40 kills, six aces, three blocks and three digs

Haven Hall, 36 kills, 15 aces, 11 blocks and four digs

Sarah Harris, 33 kills and eight blocks

Lilly Rowell, 28 kills, 27 digs, three aces and one block

Baley Young, 14 kills, four blocks and four digs

Jayden “JJ” Dismuke, 34 digs and five aces

Kirby Smith, 69 assists, 10 aces and four digs

Lydia Hitchcock, 47 assists, eight aces and four digs

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