Cedar Ridge volleyball is three wins away from the 3-A state championship match.
On Tuesday night, the Red Wolves rolled past Eastern Alamance 3-0 at Red Wolves Gymnasium on scores of 25-9, 25-16 and 25-16.
In the opening set, Alexis Dumain served up four straight points to bolt the Red Wolves out to a 7-2 lead. After the Eagles narrowed the gap to 11-6, Cedar Ridge finished the set by winning 11 of the last 14 points. Courtney Eckmann and Asha Barnes each had two kills in that span.
Karsen Lee finished with 18 digs, while Lily Henry had 18 assists, 2 aces, 5 kills and four digs. Eckmann had 11 kills, while Barnes finished with 9. Meg Anderson registered 10 kills.
The closest Eastern Alamance came to winning a set came during the middle frame. Dumain opened the set serving five consecutive Red Wolves points. The advantage grew to 11-4 before the Eagles won 5 of the next six points. Once Eastern narrowed the Red Wolves lead to 14-12, the Red Wolves went on an 11-4 run to close out the set. Eckmann led the way with four kills in that span.
The third set was all Cedar Ridge, which opened on a 9-2 run. Kayla Robinette spiked home a kill on match point to send Cedar Ridge into the round of 16 in the playoffs.
Cedar Ridge will play at home on Thursday against the Topsail Pirates at 6 PM.