SWR cruises to fourth round of volleyball playoffs

Southwestern Randolph’s Carleigh Whitson sets the ball for her teammate against Forbush in the NCHSAA 2A West bracket playoffs at Southwestern Randolph in Asheboro, NC on October 23, 2021. PJ WARD-BROWN/NORTH STATE JOURNAL

ASHEBORO — The Southwestern Randolph volleyball team is headed into the fourth round of the Class 2-A state playoffs after defeating West Stanly on Thursday night at Jack Castelloe Gymnasium.

The Cougars won 25-9, 25-18, 25-19. It was their third sweep in the playoffs.

Reagan LeRoy was credited with 39 assists and four aces, Payton Shiflet had 15 kills and 10 digs, Madelyn Smith racked up 10 kills, Carleigh Whitson provided 17 digs, Coley Shiflet made 11 digs and Josie Allred had seven kills and two blocks.

Southwestern Randolph (25-5) is home against McMichael (24-6) at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Also in Class 2-A, Randleman suffered a 25-18, 25-17, 17-25, 25-9 loss at fifth-seeded Brevard. The No. 13 seed Tigers finished with a 20-7 record.

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