After a tough five set loss to Chapel Hill on Tuesday, the Cedar Ridge Red Wolves had another tough road match with a similar result on Thursday.
Northwood defeated the Red Wolves in Pittsboro 3-1 on scores of 25-23, 25-22, 8-25 and 25-14.
Cedar Ridge junior Alexis Dumain had nine kills. Sophomore Sarah McCuiston registered six kills and two solo blocks. Alexa Pagnanelli had 14 digs and two aces.
The race for the Big 8 conference has quickly turned into a chase for Chapel Hill, who is in first place after a decisive victory at Orange on Thursday. The Red Wolves are now 4-7, 2-2 in the Big 8, placing them in a tie for third with Orange and Northern Vance. Chapel Hill stands at first with a 4-0 mark following wins over Cedar Ridge, East Chapel Hill and Orange this week in a span of four days. J.F. Webb is in second at 3-1.