No. 3 Lady Eagles roll

Stephanie Philpott put up nine assists, three digs and two aces in Milano’s district opening victory over Holland.  Reporter/ Marie Bakken Stephanie Philpott put up nine assists, three digs and two aces in Milano’s district opening victory over Holland. Reporter/ Marie Bakken The No. 3 Milano Lady Eagles volleyball team opened up District 25-A play with two wins during the last week over Buckholts and Holland.

Milano looks to continue their winning ways with home games against Bartlett and Georgetown Gateway this week.

The Lady Eagles (23-7, 2-0) pounded Buckholts on the road Tuesday night in straight sets 25-3, 25-8, 25-8.

In their opening game of league play Saturday at Geneva Paceley Gym, Milano didn’t look like their normal team of solid defense and hard attacks.

“I thought we were a little flat. I think we may have been a little overconfident and were not ready to play at a high level,” Lady Eagles head coach Wendy King said. “Our defense was poor and our passing was off. However, it was a win and I guess in the long run that’s all that counts.”

Milano got the win in straight sets of 25-15, 25-12, 25-13. Sophomore Stonie Guthrie paced the team w ith five kills and two digs.

Masey Turnage had four kills and two digs, while Taryn Love recorded three kills, five aces and two digs.

Stephanie Philpott put up nine assists, three digs and two aces, and Allison Dodd three kills, two assists and one dig.

Desiree Adrian had two aces, one dig and one kill, while Kiersten Bastow had three digs.

Thorndale

The Thorndale Lady Dogs got their 2010 District 27-2A campaign underway this week, falling short to Jarrell on Tuesday and Florence on Friday.

Thorndale is now 5-10 on the season and 0-2 in league play.

Tuesday night, the Lady Dogs were three and out on the road against the Jarrell Lady Cougars. Thorndale lost 15-25, 10-25, 12-25.

Heather Butterworth led the team offensively with four kills, where Mirah Knapek was a defensive stand out with nine digs. Shelbie Maupin had eight assists.

The Lady Dogs opened up loop play on Sept. 10 at Florence, losing in a hard fought four set match, 27-25, 23-25, 25-27, 20-25.

Thorndale head coach Lisa Strelsky said she was pleased with the team’s effort, despite seeing numerous things that still need work.

“We really hustled, served well and made lots of digs,” Strelsky said. “We are not follow ing through on our attacks and finding the open spots on the floor.”

Standout play included that of Heather Butterworth with eight kills, eight digs and three aces, Tamicka Cook with seven kills and one block, Kim Leschber with four kills, one dig and five aces and Shelbie Maupin’s 25 assists.


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