Carroll County rallied from an 0-2 deficit to beat Shawe Memorial in five games in an interstate volleyball battle Thursday in Carrollton - the regular season finale for both teams.

The visiting Hilltoppers won the first two games 25-17 and 25-23 before the homestanding Panthers picked up their game. Carroll won the third game 25-18 and the fourth game 25-19 before surviving the fifth game 15-13.

Despite the loss, Shawe coach Kelly Hill was pleased with her team's play.

"We struggled in the third set and got ourselves in a hole but fought hard and came back to make it close but lost both the third and fourth sets. The final set came down to the final two points," Hill said. "The girls have played really well the last two matches. They are finally playing at the level we knew they could and going into the sectional playing well is really important. Our overall record is not great but we feel that as a team we have come along way this season and are very proud on them."

Claire Higgins was 24-for-26 hitting with nine kills, was 17-for-19 serving and had three digs for Shawe. Stephanie Snodgrass was 17-for-19 serving with an ace and had three blocks and seven digs. Taylor Grote was 25-for-30 hitting with five kills and two digs, Shelby Greene was 23-for-28 hitting with eight kills, Jenna Armstrong had 19 assists, Amelia Koehler had six assists and Sarah Sanders was 24-for-26 serving with four aces.

Kelly Layton was 37-for-41 hitting with 11 kills for Carroll County. Stevie Ogburn was 22-for-24 hitting with eight kills and 16-for-19 serving with an ace, Michaela Culver was 30-for-34 hitting with six kills and 12-of-12 serving with an ace, Brittany Yocum was 16-for-18 serving and had 35 digs, Karly Prosser was 12-of-16 hitting with three kills and had 15 digs, and Jessica Foster had 19 digs.

Carroll County, now 12-13 on the year, faces Henry County in the semifinals of the 31st District Tournament at Eminence on Tuesday.

Shawe, now 1-26, plays South Decatur in the semifinals of the Class A Sectional at Hauser on Saturday, Oct. 26.