After Cedar Ridge unseated Chapel Hill last season as the heir apparent to Cardinal Gibbons atop the Big 8 Conference, the rivalry that carried over into 2016 was certain to be intense. Sure enough, Tuesday night didn’t disappoint.
After dropping the first set, the Tigers rallied to defeat the Red Wolves 3-2 on scores of 14-25, 25-21, 25-23, 23-25 & 15-13. It was the 2nd 5-set game for Chapel Hill in two nights. They held off crosstown rival East Chapel Hill on Monday.
Cedar Ridge got another strong performance from Lily Henry, who appeared in only her second match of the season after returning from ACL surgery. Henry finsihed with 21 assists, eight digs and 2 aces.
Meg Anderson registered 22 digs and ten kills. Lindsay Thompson had 16 digs and four aces, while BayleeAnne Twilla had 8 kills.
Chapel Hill freshman Courtney Zwikker, the daughter of former UNC center Serge Zwikker, finished with 13 kills on a .463 hit percentage. Shea Golden had 29 digs for the Tigers.
Cedar Ridge is now 4-7, 2-4 in the Big 8. Chapel Hill is in 1st place in the Big 8 with a 3-0 conference record, 9-3 overall. The Tigers visit Orange on Thursday. Cedar Ridge travels to Northwood Thursday.