Locals earn NCISAA volleyball bids

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 26, 2004

GREENSBORO – The North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association volleyball playoffs were seeded here Sunday.

Two local squads and four total members of the Tarheel Independent Conference will be making plans to begin their quest for a state title today (Tuesday) as the playoffs begin.

Ridgecroft School (14-5), a final four member last year, was seeded fifth in the state tourney while Lawrence Academy, a TIC tournament finalist, was tabbed as the eighth seed.

The Lady Rams will host 12th seeded High Point Christian today. The visiting squad enters Ahoskie with an 11-13 mark on the season.

Tarheel Independent Conference Player of the Year Jessica Misse will lead Ridgecroft as they look to make a return trip to the NCISAA finals. Also key to their run will be All-TIC selection Rachel Revelle and All-Conference Honorable Mention Jo Revelle Murray.

Meanwhile, Statesville Christian (13-8) will be making the trip to Merry Hill Tuesday to meet the 15-10 Lady Warriors.

Lawrence will depend on the senior leadership of All-TIC selection Catherine Outten as well as the serving of Honorable Mention Morgan Phelps. In addition, All-Tournament selections Jodi White and Jessica Johnston will be key if they are to continue their late season run.

Two other TIC squads made the 16-team field as Albemarle School, the regular season and tournament champions, were seeded number two in the field and Terra Ceia Christian School got the number 10 seed.

All first-round games are slated for today at the home of the higher seed with second round games scheduled for Cresset Christian School and Carolina Friends School in Durham.

The pairings are as follows:

#16 Covenant Day (7-8) at #1 Cresset Christian (15-3);

#15 Rocky Mount Academy (8-10) at #2 Albemarle School (19-2)

#14 Wayne Country Day (8-11) at #3 Shannon Forest (18-7)

#13 Victory Christian (6-4) at #4 Village Christian (16-6)

#12 High Point Christian (11-13) at #5 Ridgecroft School (14-5)

#11 Flora McDonald (14-9) at #6 Trinity Academy (9-6)

#10 Terra Ceia Christian School at #7 Northwood Temple (13-6)

#9 Statesville Christian (13-8) at #8 Lawrence Academy (15-10)