WIth its second consecutive winning season and a playoff spot still within reach, the Orange volleyball team put away Hillside thanks to its young lions.

Freshman Chloe Riley and junior Libby Jones had six kills while junior Meg Gattis added four aces to help the Panthers to a sweep of the Hornets on scores of 25-17, 25-5 and 25-11 on Thursday night at Jim King Gymnasium.

Riley had a .273 hit percentage. Senior Faith Foushee finished with 13 digs while sophomore Emma Clements added five stops. Seniors Caroline Compton and Bailey Lucas provided solid passing. Compton finished with 13 assists, while Lucas added 11.

Orange improves to 9-6 4-5 in the Big 8. They host Bartlett Yancey on Monday night.

Cedar Ridge was the latest team to run into the Chapel Hill buzz saw on Thursday, falling 3-0 to the Tigers. Individual statistics from the Red Wolves were unavailable. They fall to 6-8 overall, 2-7 in the Big 8. They will host Orange in a rematch on Tuesday night at 6 o’clock. Orange captured the first match between the two teams on August 31st 3-1.

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