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Providence volleyball off to state tournament
Providence Classical Christian secures a No. 1 seed in its region tournament after a dominating performance against Arlington Christian in 2016.

The Providence Warriors volleyball team is headed into its region tournament carrying the No. 1 seed.

The Warriors knocked off Arlington Christian in Covington last week to finish their region regular season. The 3-0 victory guaranteed Providence a tie for the top spot in the Georgia Independent Christian Athletic Association (GICAA) Division II-A South standings. It was what head coach Michael Sabo called a complete performance from his squad.

“We have been focusing on consistency all season, especially in the areas of passing and serving, Sabo said. “This was our strongest performance in serving all season. It was impressive. ”

Freshman Emma Kate Leach led the team against Arlington with 13 aces. Junior Emily Lent compiled nine aces, and junior Alexis Johnson followed with eight aces. Providence finished the regular season as co-champions with Central Christian of Sharpsburg. Both teams finished with 7-1 region records.

The Warriors will advance to the region tournament Saturday and will be taking on the winner of the Hope Academy and Arlington play-in match. Central will be taking on Shiloh Christian. The winners will then advance to the region championship game that will be played at 3:30 p.m.

Central Christian will be hosting the tournament in Sharpsburg. The top three teams in the region will advance to the GICAA State Championships in Suwanee on October 29. But Sabo said his team isn’t waiting until then to get excited about the postseason.

“Our girls are looking forward to this tournament. They have been working for this opportunity all year long. I am extremely proud of how they have grown as a team. They have taken on a very tough non-region schedule. This group has not drawn back from any challenge and have another big one coming up this weekend.”