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