Lady Dogs ace Park
The Lady Dogs (5-3) will take a break in action and return to play on Tuesday, Aug. 23 in Troy.
In the win over Hyde Park, junior Tamicka Cook found her groove, recording eight kills, three digs and one assists to lead the squad.
Juniors Heather Butterworth and Olivia Atkins each logged five kills, with Butterworth added 15 digs, one assists and two aces, and Atkins two blocks.
Junior setter Shelbie Maupin recorded 20 assists, four kills, two digs and one aces, while senior Cara Goetz had three kills and two digs.
Junior libero Alex Guerra had 12 digs, two kills and two aces, with fellow junior Marlene Hall recording 1 kill and four digs. Jamie Brymer and Kristen But- terworth, a senior and junior respectively, each had six digs with Brymer adding two aces.
The Lady Dogs took second in the consolation bracket of the Cameron tournament held Friday and Saturday.
Thorndale fell to district foe Lexington 25-22, 17-25, 20-25 in the finals of that bracket on Saturday afternoon.
“One minute we’re on top of it and the next game its like our first time to play together,” Lady Dogs head coach Lisa Coelho said. “I’m not sure what we’ve got to do to get over that hump.”
The Lady Dogs got two wins on Saturday morning over Waco LaVega and Holland to reach the game with Lexington.
Thorndale defeated LaVega in two 25-11, 25-17, then beat Holland in three 25-16, 23-25, 25-14.
In Friday’s pool play, Thorndale defeated Groesbeck in three sets, lost to another district foe Rogers in three and then fell to Giddings in two.
Thorndale was able to watch a lot of its district competition at the Cameron tournament, as Jarrell and Florence were the only two out of the eight 27-2A teams not participating in that tourney.