BUFORD — The Buford Lady Wolves volleyball team hosted Kennesaw Mountain in the GHSA Class AAAAAA State Championship Final Four on Saturday afternoon.

Buford had a commanding performance from the start as they knocked out their sets against Kennesaw Mountain 25-17, 25-12, 25-19.  This win puts the Lady Wolves back into the state finals for the first time since 2017 having fallen just shy in the semifinals the last two years.

Sophomore Ashley Sturzoiu had a good performance with 10 kills and 14 digs for Buford.  All season long, senior setter Grace Adams has done a great job at spreading the ball around to her teammates and this match was no exception.  She set Mikayla Hayden and Sydney Austin up with eight kills, Camryn Carlton had six kills and Kiana Polk got five kills.

The Lady Wolves played great defense as well with Hayden getting five blocks and Carlton four blocks.  Senior Macy Upshaw shined with 26 digs for Buford.

This win puts Buford’s overall season record at 32-2.

Buford will play for the GHSA Class AAAAAA State Championship title against Pope at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Lakepoint Sports Complex in Cartersville.

— Staff Reports

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