Lady Eagles are perfect; waiting on playoff foe

No. 9 Milano enters post season with 15 game winning streak in tow
BY MARIE BAKKEN Reporter Staff Writer

Sophomore Desiree Adrian turned in a standout game with 10 kills and a service ace against Calvert in the Lady Eagles' regular season finale. Sophomore Desiree Adrian turned in a standout game with 10 kills and a service ace against Calvert in the Lady Eagles' regular season finale. MILANO—The No. 9 ranked Milano Lady Eagles completed its district schedule undefeated, never losing a set, on Friday in a routing of Calvert at Geneva Paceley Gym.

The Lady Eagles (29-10, 10-0) are District 16-A champions for the second consecutive year and will have a first round bye in the postseason.

Mumford is the district's second place team, while Bremond finished third.

Milano advanced to the regional quarterfinals last year, losing to Cayuga.

The Lady Eagles have not missed the postseason since 2000 with the schools best finish being a silver medal at the UIL State Tournament in 2005. That year caped off four consecutive trips to the state tourney by Milano.

Milano head coach Wendy King was trying to set up a warm up game with Thrall for later this week, but they fell to rival Thorndale on Friday night, setting up a tie with the Lady Dogs for the district's second place.

The two teams will have to hold a playoff game, canceling the game with Milano.

The Lady Eagles will play a warm up game in Granger at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29 at 5 p.m.

Calvert

Friday was bittersweet for seniors Brittany Compton and Jenna Morgan as they played their last regular season game in Milano's gym.

Despite having already clinching the loop title, the Lady Eagles played touch volleyball, beating Calvert 25-3, 25-9 and 25-6. The visitor's only point came on a dink that the scrappy Milano defense couldn't get to in time.

Sophomore Desiree Adrian had a standout game with 10 kills and one ace and Morgan 10 aces and three kills. Taryn Love pounded eight kills, Masey Turnage six kills and seven aces and Compton four aces. Allison Dodd set up 18 assists and had one kill, while Stephanie Philpott had nine assists and two aces.

The victory over Calvert puts the Lady Eagles winning streak at 15 in a row.


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