The Lady Raiders traveled to Northview High School in Johns Creek for the 2012 GHSA Area Volleyball Tournament. Ranked Third in the area prior to the first round of play, the first challenge would be from the Kell Lady Longhorns.
Kell defeated Riverwood in region play at the beginning of the season; however, the Lady Raiders returned the favor with a 2-0 win to start the Area Tournament.
Next up was Forsyth Central. Riverwood beat the Lady Bulldogs earlier in the week during region play, and repeated in the Tournament with a 2-0 victory to advance to the second round.
In the second round, the Lady Raiders fell to Creekview 2-1. After winning the first match, Riverwood led in both the second and third matches, but could not hold on for the win.
In the final Area Tournament match, it was the cross town rival Lady Spartans of North Springs who walked away with the 2-0 victory. The heartbreaking loss to North Springs signaled the end of the season for the Lady Raiders.