HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - The North rallied from behind to win the opening set Thursday, then swept the AHSAA North-South All-Star volleyball competition by sweeping the final two games to close out the 2015 All-Star Week competition with a 3-0 win.
John Carroll's Kelsi Hobbs had a match-high 15 kills and was named the North team MVP as the North improved to 14-5 in the all-time series after the 27-25, 25-23, 25-21 win at the Cramton Bowl Multiplex. The all-stars were all rising seniors of the class of 2016.
The North trailed 24-22 in the first set before extending the game with three straight points. After a service ace by Hobbs gave the North a 25-24 lead, the South clawed back to tie the game on a kill by South MVP Elizabeth Burnett of McGill-Toolen. A kill by Grissom's Aubrie Huddleston followed by an attack error by the South ended the set and gave the North the early 1-0 lead in the match.
In the second set, the North raced out to a double-digit lead before holding off a strong South comeback effort for the 25-23 victory. The North hit .533 as a team in the frame with Mountain Brook's Sara Carr getting six of her 14 kills. The South was held to just seven kills in the final set and could never grab the lead during the North's 25-21 victory.
Hobbs, who hit .542 for the match, also led the North with nine digs. Carr had four of the team's 10 service aces. The South was led by Burnett's eight kills. The McGill-Toolen standout added a .538 hitting percentage with a match-high four blocks.
The North-South All-Star competition hosted by the AHSADCA saw the South win boys' basketball and split a doubleheader with the North in softball. The North swept the girls' basketball game, volleyball and baseball – and won the football game played last Friday 14-13.
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