Lady Eagles thrash Thorndale Tuesday

Scrappy play highlights cross county showdown
BY MARIE BAKKEN Reporter Staff Writer

Thorndale's Kristen Kieschnick gets down low, but her 10 digs, five kills and two blocks weren't enough to rescue the Lady Dogs. Thorndale's Kristen Kieschnick gets down low, but her 10 digs, five kills and two blocks weren't enough to rescue the Lady Dogs. MILANO—It was a cross county showdown Tuesday night at Geneva Paceley Gym as Milano swept the Thorndale Lady Dogs in three sets, 25-9, 25-17, 25-17.

Milano improves to 18-10 on the season, while Thorndale dips to 7-14.

Both teams were scrappy and all over the court but Milano took game one 25-9 after many unforced Thorndale errors.

Game two saw the Lady Dogs keep things close but again they were plagued with bad passes and hits in the net. Milano pulled away to win 25-17.

Game three saw much of the same from both teams and the Lady Eagles swept the match 25-17.

S en ior Jen na Mor ga n le d Milano with nine kills, eight digs, one block and one ace.

Junior Stephanie Philpott also had a stand out game with 12 assists, 11 digs, two kills and one ace. Sophomore Desiree Adrian was also a highlight with 14 digs.

For Thorndale, senior Kristen Kieschnick led the team with five kills, two blocks and 10 digs. Jordan Heine had four kills and three digs, while Margie Llana had two kills and two blocks.

Jenna Morgan led Milano with 9 kills, 8 digs, a block and an ace. Jenna Morgan led Milano with 9 kills, 8 digs, a block and an ace. Milano will play just three more games before district play starts. They will host just a varsity match on Friday against Thrall starting at 4 p.m.

Teams will host Holland on Tuesday, Sept. 15 and hit the road on Friday, Sept. 18 for matches in Rosebud-Lott.

Thorndale will play two games in Bremond on Friday with first serve set for 4:30 p.m. The team will host Class 3A Giddings on Tuesday, Sept. 15 with games starting at 5 p.m. The Lady Dogs have an open date Sept. 18.

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Thorndale hosted Jarrell on Friday night with the varsity team being swept in three games.

The Lady Dogs struggled with errors and couldn't get a handle on the Lady Cougars tough serving and varied offenses. Thorndale fell 19-25, 20-25, 18-25.

Kieschnick led Thorndale with eight kills, three digs and one ace. She was complimented by Llana with five kills and one block and Heine with four kills, three aces, one block and three digs.

The Lady Dogs subvarsity teams were victorious over Jarrell with the Gold team winning 25-21, 25- 22 and the Maroon team winning 25-19, 25-20.

Milano's varsity squad was off over the weekend, but its junior varsity team finished second in the Franklin tournament.

They defeated Calvert 25-5, 25- 20; then beat Madisonville JV 25- 20, 22-25, 26-24; before losing to host Franklin 23-25, 18-25.


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