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Morgan Academy knocks off Autauga Academy in volleyball

For the third straight year, Morgan Academy has a new volleyball coach.

The Taylor Thomas Era got off to a great start as the Lady Senators defeated Autauga Academy in four sets on Thursday at home.

Thomas replaced Jessica Lovelady, who succeeded Kayla Thacker.

The Lady Senators lost several players off last year’s squad, including All Dallas County performers Maggie Colley, Kalee Jones and Kenley Kauffman.

“It went very well,” Thomas said. “The girls worked great together. They played hard and earned it.

“It was a great environment with all of the support from the community and school for filling the bleachers with a full house.”

Bailey Brown, Anna Drew Haugen, Sarah Grace Holladay, Leanna Johnson, Margaret McLaughlin, McCann Perkins, Sarah Thomas and Kaylee Grace Whitaker are the new players at Morgan Academy.

Margaret Mims is an assistant coach.

Morgan Academy will host Wilcox Academy at 5 p.m. Monday.