Conley beats rival Rose to advance to state championship, North Lenoir falls to McMichael

Published: Jan. 19, 2021 at 11:28 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 20, 2021 at 12:20 AM EST
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - D.H. Conley beat rival J.H. Rose for the third time this season to advance to the state championship, while North Lenoir fell to McMichael Tuesday night.

In the 3A Eastern Regional Final, No. 1 D.H. Conley (15-1) beat No. 15 J.H. Rose (13-3) in four sets [25-23, 25-19, 25-27, 25-15] to advance to the 3A state championship match Saturday. The Lady Vikings will face No. 4 Cox Mill at 6 p.m. ET inside Green Level High School in Cary.

In the 2A Eastern Regional Final, No. 9 McMichael (17-1) swept No. 3 North Lenoir (12-1) in three sets [25-16, 25-21, 25-21] to advance to its first state volleyball title match in program history. The Lady Hawks suffered their first loss of the season. They just had no answer for Auburn recruit Cassidy Tanton. Just like the Phoenix, North Lenoir was also hoping to make its first volleyball state title match in school history.

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