Milano, Thorndale protect playoff spots

No. 13 Lady Eagles remain unbeaten in league play
BY MARIE BAKKEN
Reporter Staff Writer


Stonie Guthrie punched out 13 kills in Milano’s straight set win over Buckholts in district play. 
Reporter/Marie Bakken Stonie Guthrie punched out 13 kills in Milano’s straight set win over Buckholts in district play. Reporter/Marie Bakken The No. 13 Milano Lady Eagles continue their dominance of District 25-A play, standing at 9-0 in league play and 24-8 on the season.

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.

Thorndale

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.

TIGER BOXSCORE

Navasota Rockdale
27 First downs 10
40-329 Rushes-yards 41-100
14-19-1 Passes 3-13- 0
135 Passing yards 23
464 Total offense 123
1-33 Punts 5-31
2-1 Fumbles-lost 4-1
4-50 Penalties-yards 1-10
Score by quarters
Rockdale 00140—14
Navasota 14 12 14 13—53
Scoring summary
First quarter
NAV—Jacob Malek 30 run ( kick fail)
10:32
NAV— Solomon McGinty 10 pass from
Kadarius Baker (Baker run) 3:29
Second quarter
NAV— Xavier Creeks 2 run ( kick fail)
5:15
NAV—Baker 19 run (run failed) :37
Third quarter
NAV— Baker 1 run ( Cesar Barron kick)
8:00
NAV—Austin Collins 8 pass from Baker
(Baron kick) 3:35
ROCKDALE—Dailynn Ramey 92 KO return
(Zelaya kick) 3:20
ROCKDALE—James David 1 run (Zelaya
kick) :08
Fourth quarter
NAV—Baker 59 run (Baron kick) 11:13
NAV— Derek Byrd 5 run ( kick failed)
4:56

The Leaders

RUSHING— ROCKDALE: Dailynn Ramey
18 - 59, Brinkley 5 - (-12), David 6 -21,
Hayes 6-23, Nelson 4-7, Gibbs 2-2. NAV:
Horn 10-98.
PASSING— ROCKDALE: Brinkley 3-12- 0,
23 yards, Gibbs 0-1- 0. NAV: Baker 14-
19-1, 135 yards 2 TD.
RECEIVING— ROCKDALE: David 1-16,
Garza 1-4, Goodman 1-3.
TACKLES— Hayes 8, David 5, Gibbs 5,
Estrada 5, Goodman 5, Alonzo 4, Caffey
4, Trejo 4.


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