Lady Dawgs still aiming for first district victory
It has been a tough go of things for the Thorndale Lady Dogs (5- 14, 0-6) volleyball team and with a tougher schedule, they will have to dig deep to get themselves out of the bottom of the standings in District 27-2A.
Thorndale hit the road to Lexington on Tuesday night and came out on the short end of things, falling 25-20, 13-25, 9- 25, 22-25.
Shelbie Stolte led The Lady Dogs with three kills, four digs, two blocks and one assists. Petra Garcia also had a standout game with five digs and Mirah Knapek recorded three kills, three aces and one dig.
Thorndale had a tough test on Friday night, falling to No. 4 ranked and district opponent Cameron Lady Yoe in straight sets 6-25, 11-25, 16-25.
Shelbie Stolte had four digs and two kills, while Shelby Maupin recorded five assists and the team’s only ace against Cameron.
Maeson Mondrik had 12 kills for the Lady Yoe, while Kaylan Spink added 26 assists and Janae Rhoades served up six aces in the win.
Lady Dogs head volleyball coach Lisa Strelsky said that her team is down about their performance in district play, but they have got to keep their heads up.
“I keep telling them I know they are discouraged but we will have half of the district schedule to play,” Strelsky said. “They can’t give up. Each day is a new day and each game is a new game.”
The Lady Dogs will finish the first round of district action as they travel to face No. 20 Rogers on Friday. Three games are set to begin at 4:30 p.m. On Tuesday, the second half of district action will start for Thorndale as they host Florence for three games, starting at 5 p.m.