Thorndale stops four game skid

No. 24 Lady Dogs upend No. 25 Florence on road

K. Butterworth K. Butterworth The No. 24 Thorndale Lady Dogs broke a four game losing streak with a road win at No. 25 Florence on Tuesday night, defeating the Lady Buffs 25-19, 25-12, 25-12.

Tamicka Cook and Heat her Butterworth each had seven kills on the night.

Kiersten Butter worth had 10 kills and Shelbie Maupi n re c orde d 19 assists.

This brings the Lady Dogs to 3-5 in District 27-2A play and 20-12 on the season.

Before Tuesday night, Lago Vista remained undefeated in district play at 7-0.

Rogers followed at 5-2 with Cameron and Lexington both at 4-3. Jarrell was 3-4, followed by Thorndale and Academy at 2-5 each, with Florence on the bottom of the standings at 1-6.

On Friday night, it took five games for No. 13 Rogers to get passed Thorndale at Bulldog Gym, with Lady Dogs falling 20- 25, 12-25, 25-23, 25-23, 5-15.

“In that third game the hustle was there, we were all over the court,” Thorndale head coach Lisa Coelho said. “We picked up our moving and talked and it clicked. It got Rogers down.”

Shelbie Maupin recorded 38 assists in the Lady Dogs last two matches. 
Reporter/Teresa Ging Shelbie Maupin recorded 38 assists in the Lady Dogs last two matches. Reporter/Teresa Ging However, the Lady Dogs just could not close the deal.

“That last game we just mentally weren’t there. We couldn’t connect and were hitting into the net,” Coelho said.

Butterworth led the team in kills with seven and Maupin set 19 assists.

Defensively, Cara Goetz had three blocks, while Alex Guerra and Marlene Hall recorded 26 and 23 digs, respectively.

“We can hang with anybody in our district,” she said. “ To be successful we have to relay on each other as a team and I am still seeing us not playing all as a unit.”

The Lady Dogs will travel to face Jarrell on Friday night. Tuesday is senor night at Thorndale as they play host to Academy.

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