Milano, Thorndale protect playoff spots
The team is currently on an 11-game winning streak.
Milano hosted Bar tlett on Tuesday night at Geneva Paceley Gym. The Lady Eagles swept the Lassies 25-11, 25-7, 25-13.
Stonie Guthrie paced Milano with 15 kills with Desiree Adrian knocking down six.
Kiersten Bastow had 14 assists and four digs. Raighley Shaw had four aces and her cousin Lyndsie Gray served up three.
Hayleigh Lagrone had nine assists and Brittany Barnett and Kelly Wadlington each recorded two digs.
Milano swept Buckholts on the road Saturday 25-11, 25- 9, 25-14.
Highlights included Guthrie’s 13 kills, Bastow’s 11 assists and Shaw’s six aces.
The Lady Eagles will travel to Georgetown Gateway on Saturday and then have their final home game of the regular season on Tuesday when they host Granger. Milano will wrap up 25-A play at Thrall on Oct. 22.
The No. 25 Thorndale Lady Dogs (4-5, 21-12) got a big win in District 27-2A over Jarrell on the road Friday night, but had their game with Academy on Tuesday rescheduled due to a tragedy.
Academy student Emily Lynn Sultenfuss, 17, was killed in an one-vehicle accident on Friday night.
Thorndale was to host Academy in volleyball on Tuesday night, but Sultenfuss’ funeral was held that day.
Now the Lady Dogs will host Academy on Thursday for three games starting at 5 p.m. at Bulldog Gym.
It will also be “senior night” where Thorndale senior volleyball players will be honored before the game.
The Lady Dogs stayed in the hunt for a post season spot with the win over Jarrell. The marathon match saw Thorndale win 22-25, 25-17, 20-25, 25-16, 15-11.
“The girls know it is the second half of district and that the third place playoff spot is still up for grabs,” Thorndale coach Lisa Coelho said. “We pulled together and the communication on the court was there.”
Olivia Atkins led the team with 11 kills and four blocks against the Lady Cougars. Heather Butterworth and Tamicka Cook both recorded 10 kills.
Marlene Hall had 18 digs with Alex Guerra adding 17. Shelbie Maupin set 30 assists.
The Lady Dogs will host district leading and No. 13 Lago Vista on Saturday with game starting at 1 p.m. Thorndale will host Milam County rival Cameron on Tuesday with games starting at 5 p.m.
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