NORTH FULTON/FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — North Forsyth volleyball swept Milton in three sets last Thursday to stand alone atop the Area 5-AAAAAAA standings after going 5-0 in region matches. On the same night, West Forsyth downed Forsyth Central and Lambert got its first win over South Forsyth since 2012 to set the matchups for the region tournament which begins Oct. 3.
North Forsyth downed Lambert 3-1 on Sept. 9 for a crucial win to seal the No. 1 seed with its sweep of Milton (25-18, 25-9, 25-13) two days later.
North senior Maddie Bryant’s 524 kills are the second most in the state.
The Lady Raiders will take on Forsyth Central to open the area tournament. They swept the Lady Bulldogs 3-0 (25-8, 25-12, 25-11) on Sept. 7.
The Lady Raiders will compete in the Nike Tournament of Champions to close out their regular season.
Lambert needed a win to secure the No. 2 seed in the area and got its first win over South in five years. The Lady Longhorns swept South 3-0 (25-20, 25-21, 25-14).
Lambert will face Mill Creek this Thursday to close out the regular season. The Lady Longhorns will take on Milton in the first round of the area tournament.
After finishing atop the area standings for the past four years, South’s losses to Lambert, North and West Forsyth relegated them to the No. 4 seed.
South will take on West Forsyth to open the region tournament in what could be a repeat of the team’s thrilling Sept. 7 match. Both teams exchanged close wins throughout the first four sets until West was able squeak away with a 16-14 win in the decisive fifth set.