State volleyball: Brentwood wins ninth crown

State volleyball: Brentwood wins ninth crown

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State volleyball: Brentwood wins ninth crown

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All week, Brentwood volleyball coach Barbara Campbell told friends, “nine is mine.”

It is.

Brentwood added to its state record with its ninth state championship after beating Ravenwood 25-22, 18-25, 27-25, 25-17 in the Class AAA final at MTSU on Friday.

“I feel really fine because I ran around saying nine is mine all week long, so I hated to go home empty-handed,” Campbell said. “That was my battle cry — nine is mine this time.”

Brentwood (59-4) won three of seven matches against Ravenwood (47-5) this season. The Lady Bruins came out of the losers bracket to deny Ravenwood its fourth straight title.

Brentwood outside hitter Sarah Tuttle, a Carson-Newman commitment, was named MVP after posting 16 digs and 14 kills.

Goodpasture takes Class A

All season Goodpasture has done one thing — win. And Friday was no different.

The Lady Cougars (48-0) defeated South Greene 25-11, 25-9, 25-12 for the team’s second straight state title at MTSU. Goodpasture won the Class AA title last year before moving to Class A.

“I am so excited for our girls,” said Goodpasture coach Lynn Dearing. “This is a perfect team, and it is just an honor to be their coach.”

Goodpasture is the first team to finish a season undefeated since 1977, when the last recorded undefeated team was Chattanooga Kirkman (36-0).

Senior middle blocker Macy Reece, the Class A state tournament MVP, is one of seven seniors on this year’s team and is committed to Auburn.

Sullivan South earns Class AA title

It feels like the year of the drop down in Division I volleyball. Sullivan South dropped down from Class AAA to AA, and won the state title on Friday. Goodpasture dropped from AA to A, and won the championship earlier in the day.

Sullivan South beat Hume-Fogg 25-23, 19-25, 25-23, 25-22 in the AA final.

It was the Lady Rebels’ first state championship since 1996 and fourth overall.

Hume-Fogg (43-11) was seeking its first title since 1998.

Rylee Milhorn, an East Tennessee State commitment, led the Lady Rebels with 25 kills. Teammate Haley Price, a Virginia Tech commitment, added 16 digs and 13 kills.

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