The Sneads Lady Pirates sealed their ticket to their fifth straight state championship game Saturday afternoon before a packed gym at Sneads High School. Coach Sheila Roberts had earlier done her final walkthrough of the gym, knowing win or lose, that was her last game in the gym. She will move on after this year and will announce her plans at a later date. Saturday, it was all about the Lady Pirates and they proved to everyone they were in it to win it, taking three straight sets over Blountstown. Sneads took the first two sets 25-9 before solidifying their trip to state with a 25-14 win over the Lady Tigers.
Leading Sneads in kills was Michaela Edenfield with nine, followed by Allie Ann McCord with eight. Lacee Glover recorded seven kills, followed by Ariana Lee with five and Alyssa Stagner with four.
Michaela Edenfield led with four blocks, followed by Allie Ann McCord with two and Ariana Lee with one. Taylor Roberts and Lacee Glover led the team with three ace serves each, followed by Alyssa Stagner and Sierra McNeil with two each. Chipping in one ace serve was Abby Perkins.
It was FSU commit Taylor Roberts with 18 digs, followed by Lacee Glover with 12 and Alyssa Stagner with eight. On board with seven digs was Allie Ann McCord, followed by Sierra McNeil with three, Kayla Edwards with two and Abby Perkins, Michaela Edenfield, and Kiara Garrett with one each.
Alyssa Stagner recorded 33 assists on the afternoon with Taylor Roberts adding two assists.
The Lady Pirates will travel to Jacksonville Friday to take on Union County in search of their fifth straight title. Tipoff is at 1 p.m. Sneads will enter the game with a 25-4 overall record and 6-0 district record. Union County has a 14-11 overall record and are 5-1 in district play.
Congratulations to the Lady Pirates and coaches on their awesome accomplishment.